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Update from Tanzania

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.


Sewing Machine Collection


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!

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Our latest shipment

2015 May 28 Albania ShipmentOn May 28th, 2016, we loaded our ninth shipment to Albania: 520 bikes and 20 sewing machines. This makes 4,422 bikes and 175 sewing machines we've sent to Albania.

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 146,00 bicycles, 3,200 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.

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

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Now booking collections for Fall 2016.


UpComing Collections

Sun 6/5/16 12pm-3pm
@Holcomb Farm
113 Simsbury Rd
West Granby, CT 06090
Contact Kate Amuso (860) 716-3822
Rachel Abrahamson rachela99@me.com

Sat 6/11/16 9am-12pm
Sponsored by Flemington Presbyterian Church
& Flemington Rotary Club
@ Flemington Presbyterian Church
10 East Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
Contact Bill Reynolds (908) 797-0027

Sat 6/11/16 12pm-3pm
Sponsored by Morris County MUA
@ County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Rd Lot 1
Randolph, NJ 07869
Contact Liz Sweedy 973-285-8393

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