Twenty-Five Year Bicycle Grand Total: 147,830.
Fifteen Year Sewing Machine Grand Total: 3,386.
150,602 total units shipped.
We 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.
Click here for Jonathan's report.
On May 21, 2016, the Mountainside New Jersey Rotary Club hosted the first ever stand-alone collection of sewing machines for Sewing Peace. We collected 38 sewing machines in total!
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 147,000 bicycles, 3,300 used sewing machines, and $10.8 million in new spare parts to partner charities in 38 developing 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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