100% of the profit earned from the Test of Humanity race is used to support Canadian Humanitarian and their projects in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a country that UNICEF has reported to be home to 6 million orphans, which is 33% more than the entire population of BC. In addition, nearly 60% of the 84 million people in Ethiopia are illiterate. Ethiopia is a country that has been ravaged by war, drought, dysentery, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, and one of the consequences of this is a country now plagued by poverty. Canadian Humanitarian believes that by providing individuals with literacy and vocational skills it will also provide them with the tools to break the cycle of poverty, and by doing so they will be able to shape their own lives in a positive way. By riding in the Test of Humanity and supporting these programs you will become an integral part of helping these children build their lives
For more information regarding the Canadian Humanitarian organization please visit their website at www.canadianhumanitarian.com.
In addition to international support, the organizers of the Test of Humanity race also believe it is important to support local community charitable initiatives such as the Food Bank. At present in the South Okanagan there are 9000 people requiring the food assistance program which requires 700 to 900 food hampers distributed on a monthly basis. In order to help support this worthy cause the Test of Humanity race will be asking each registering participant to bring with them one small bag of non-perishable food items.