Empowering Lotus Girls

$13,175 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 88 people in 60 months
Helen Keogh (from Wangaratta, Australia) currently living and working in Vientiane, Laos is planning another awesome journey to support girls in the Lotus Educational Fund stay in school. Cycling unsupported from Perth to Sydney- starting August 10th 2014.
The Lotus Educational Fund provides support to young girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in rural Savannahket, Laos. All funds donated from this bike ride will go directly to support the girl's education.

$70 provides resources and education for one girl for a year to attend School. Together how many lives can we change?

For more information please view our website and Facebook page.

Cash donations are also accepted by Lotus Educational Fund committee members and myself.
Cash donations will be acknowledged on GoFundMe.
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Here's just a couple of pics from my awesome Perth to Sydney bike trip. 4800km, 63 days, brilliant journey. The donations page is still open if anyone would like to make a donation. In January I will be spending about $6000 getting all the supplies ready for the 84 girls for the next academic year. Thanks for your continued support.
Great Australian Bight
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Guess where I am???
Safely arrived in Sydney on Saturday.
63 days. 4800km. One puncture. A brilliant journey.
Today (Sunday) I cylced over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and took lots of pics of bike, bridge and me. Also Opera house. It was a beautiful sunny weekend in Sydney - a fantastic way to end my journey. I'm ready to have a few days rest!!! Thanks for all your support. Helen
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Hi Everyone,
I have reached Yass having cycled 4400km. About 300km to reach Sydney - most likely this weekend!!!! So excited. An amazing journey. The little tent struggled to survive the wild storm. Tent pegs blown away and in the quest to find them (not possible) and get out the spare tent pegs (possible) the sleeping bag, me and stuff got very wet indeed. A rest day whilst everything dries out in the glorious Yass sunshine. The rear tyre is worn through so the spare tyre that I have carried all this way finally gets on the bike! All is great and looking forward to seeing the blood moon tonight. More mountains ahead before I reach the sea :)
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Hi Everyone,
Arrived in Port Augusta after seeing a wonderful emu and chicks - and I got a photo to prove it. 3100km done, all is good on the bike and body. Thanks to everyone for all the emails of support and words of encouragement.
On, on
Helen
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Thomas Bohlmann
41 months ago

Go on Helen! You can be so proud of your achievements!

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Cathrine Hart
55 months ago

You are amazing Helen. Sooo much effort!! I don't think people could realise how much work you put into to this. Than you. Inspiring!!!

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Dianne Gamage
57 months ago

Amazing challenge. You have gone beyond your initial target and these girls will be educated thanks to the generous efforts of yourself and your supporters. Have a safe ride Helen!

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Dianne Gamage
58 months ago

Only 5 weeks to go until the challenge begins so let's get behind Helen!

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Dianne Gamage
59 months ago

Let the challenge begin!

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$13,175 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 88 people in 60 months
Created March 10, 2013
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RB
$160
Ron Burgundy
8 months ago

Baxter from Milwaukee

$80
Anonymous
12 months ago
KR
$185
Kym Ross
38 months ago (Offline Donation)

Great work Helen and Dianne. All the best to the Lotus girls for 2015.

CS
$700
Craft Fair, Buskers, VIS Secondary Art Students
38 months ago (Offline Donation)

Helen we are so happy to support the Lotus girls. The craft fair was wonderful and we can't wait to do it again next year!!!

LS
$100
Laurie & Steve Street
39 months ago

Helen, It looks like you do wonderful work! Love, Laurie

MC
$50
Michele, Gordon, Bethany, Rohan Campbell
39 months ago (Offline Donation)

Good luck with you project in Laos supporting girls education.

MG
$50
Marg and Peter Germein
39 months ago

Great to meet you at Paul and Fiona's . Keep up the wonderful work.

JN
$50
Judy and Norm
39 months ago (Offline Donation)

Great to see the pictures from your amazing Perth to Sydney bike ride. Wishing you all the best with the Lotus Girls in Laos.

AO
$70
Allan Osborne
39 months ago (Offline Donation)

Fantastic to meet you in Mansfield and wishing you all the best for the continued education of the girls in the Lotus program.

Thomas Bohlmann
41 months ago

Go on Helen! You can be so proud of your achievements!

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Cathrine Hart
55 months ago

You are amazing Helen. Sooo much effort!! I don't think people could realise how much work you put into to this. Than you. Inspiring!!!

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Dianne Gamage
57 months ago

Amazing challenge. You have gone beyond your initial target and these girls will be educated thanks to the generous efforts of yourself and your supporters. Have a safe ride Helen!

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Dianne Gamage
58 months ago

Only 5 weeks to go until the challenge begins so let's get behind Helen!

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Dianne Gamage
59 months ago

Let the challenge begin!

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