Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Trailer Projects Coming Soon!!!!

Hello from RanCorp Services Bicycle Trailer Micro Business headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri!

Ben Ransom of RanCorp Services has teamed up with the non profit organization Children of the Nations (COTN)
to develop 4 new bicycle trailer micro business opportunities; one facility in each of the following locations: Dominican Republic, Malawi, Uganda and Sierra Leone.

The trailer projects will be made possible through financial support from friends, neighbors and anyone who simply wants to get involved with the project. A fundraising bike ride of approximately 3000 miles will be made in the summer of 2010. The trek will follow the early exploration route of Lewis & Clark. We will set out from the headquarters of RanCorp Services in St. Louis, Missouri and end up in Seattle, Washington at the headquarters for the COTN organization. The ride will also incorporate and highlight the trailers which will be built and utilized by the project participants.

Our goal is to raise 100,000 dollars during the next 10 months in support of the 4 projects. To find out all the details about this upcoming event contact:

Peter Drennan, Development Liaison
Cell - 360-535-4964
Work - 360-698-7227 ext1124

Thank you for your support.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Please check out the "Coffee-Bike" at

Tom Ritchey and his team have put together some very exciting programs in support of their ongoing coffee-bike project.

I could go on and on but their web site (with pictures of past events) is so well detailed and comprehensive, that all I have to say is...

Check it out and get involved, you'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Trailer Sales

Good news travels fast and far...

The bicycle trailers were taken last week to an expo in Rwamagana, Rwanda (not too far from Kibungo). They were well received by the people (especially the children, see picture!) within the community and the word on the street is that the trailers are exceeding everyone's expectations.

Pictured is a young man who lives in Rwamagana. He is married and has four children. His hope is to make enough money to send his children to school. The picture shows him hauling grasses, corn and sweet potatoes from his field to his house about 3 kilometers away. The corn and sweet potatoes are the family's food for the day and the grasses will be used to feed his cow. He makes two or three trips like this a day. He also has to get water from a source about 2 kilometers away. The family uses 3 Jerrycans a day (2 for the family and 1 for the cows). The hope is that he can increase production and efficency in order to produce a surplus to sell at market to support his family's needs.

Here is a picture of a young man, his son and a bicycle, his new trailer will provide opportunities never before imagined!

Also pictured is the trailer manufacturing team working on a trailer frame! Stay tuned for more soon...