They call him Rickshaw Rick. He’s been providing spontaneous wheels for people in the downtown area of Kelowna for 6 years now, after graduating from the Matched Savings Program of Metro UP (rebranded as Launch). Rick used his matched savings money towards purchasing a new Rickshaw for his summertime business.

This is Rick’s story:

…as time passed I found I was able to integrate a lot of what I was learning into my personal life with great success. I made it through this year and a lot of personal crises and stress by reviewing the financial information I was taught…I was able to pay my rent…am using the funds to help with purchasing a new rickshaw for my business.

Originally published on 19 Jun 2011

Metro UP Financial Asset & Literacy Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on helping low-income individuals move forward in life.


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