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Update from Tanzania

tanzania2menSewingIMG_20151029_114109We recently got an update from Jonathan Mulokozi of Community Support Mission (CSM), our partner in Tanzania, East Africa. In the past few years P4P has sent a couple of shipments of sewing machines to Tanzania. CSM sells some machines, and teaches sewing and makes clothes for sale using other machines. They've made enough profit from their sewing machines to run new power lines for a corn-milling machine and for 10 families who have never before had electricity.

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A 23-year Relationship with Fiji

One of the things about Pedals for Progress that makes us most proud is the tenure of commitment we share with our partners overseas. Indeed, our oldest partner, EcoBici, in Rivas, Nicaragua, has been receiving shipments regularly since 1992.

After Nicaragua, the second nation that we shipped bicycles to was Fiji back in 1993. Between 1993 and 2002, we made six shipments of bicycles to Fiji totaling 1,012 bicycles.

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Today, October 24th, 2015, we loaded a container with 440 bicycles and 68 sewing machines bound for Fiji.

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Our Approach

Every year, affluent Americans buy 18 million new bicycles and discard millions of old ones, abandoning many more unused in basements, sheds, and garages. Most of these end up in our already overburdened landfills. Meanwhile, poor people overseas need cheap, non-polluting transportation to get to jobs, markets, customers, and schools. Pedals for Progress has received, processed and donated over 142,00 biycles and 2,800 Sewing Machines.
used sewing machines and $10.8 million in new spare parts to partner charities in 38 developing world countries. Pedals for Progress isn't just donating used bicycles: It's also helping developing world economies by promoting self-sustaining bicycle repair businesses.

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UpComing Collections

Sun 4/3/16 12-3pm
Sponsored by Fair Lawn Rotary Club
@Fair Lawn Edison School
37-01 Fair Lawn Ave.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Contact Stu Herrmann
(201) 362-4466

Sun 4/17/16 9:30am-1pm
Sponsored by Temple Shalom
@215 S. Hillside Ave
Succasunna, NJ 07876
Contact Glenn
(973) 714-9837

Contact Lori to Schedule Your Spring 2016 Collection:

(Click here to see the schedule of 2015 collections that we held.)