April 06, 2011


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Two student groups at Bucknell University will host "Bands and Bikes" on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Smith Quad, located just off Seventh Street.

The festival will benefit Bicycles Against Poverty and the Microfinance Initiative at Bucknell.

The festival will include a performance by musicians Brian Brundage and Bucknell bands and a capella groups as well as African drumming and dance.

Other events are a used bike auction, eating competitions, a beach volleyball tournament, T-shirt tie-dyeing and merchandise sales of T-shirts, Ugandan crafts and more.

Launched in 2008 by Bucknell student and Uganda native Muyambi Muyambi, Bicycles Against Poverty provides microloans to Ugandan farmers to purchase bicycles. Since 2009, BAP has distributed 290 bicycles.

The Microfinance Initiative at Bucknell aims to establish a microfinance fund that provides loans to low-income entrepreneurs around theworld to support the establishment of micro-enterprises. 

Contact: Division of Communications

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