Robando Sonrisas non-profit organization, created in 2015 in Argentina and in 2020 in France, and registered under the number RNA W442025593 in France Legal notice - Contact us -FAQ - social networks
In the province of Rio Negro, many municipalities are not served by public transport, as the authorities consider it too costly to set up lines. To get around, there's only one solution: individual transport.
But cars not only pollute, they are also extremely expensive, and the majority of households in the region can neither afford to buy nor maintain one.
To combat this social injustice, one of the association's flagship projects is the free repair and distribution of bicycles. Thanks to a partnership with Bicicleteria Paulete, Diego's father's bicycle repair shop, Robando Sonrisas recovers and rehabilitates bicycles to distribute them free of charge to the region's most disadvantaged residents, especially families with no other means of transport.
Since February 2022, the association has repaired and distributed a total of 367 bicycles! 🚴♂️
And what does this mean in practical terms?
Brisa, who lives in Mainque, used to walk 3 kilometers to get to school. Thanks to Yiyo Mendoza and the Paulete bike workshop. Brisa now has her mountain bike to finish the year. Thanks to her neighbor Valeria Cardoso for contacting us.
Marcelito (see photo), from Mainque, had his bike, his only means of transport, stolen. The Manos Foundation, represented by Noemi Bascur, contacted us to help.