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High Bridge man makes a difference with bicycles

New story in the Courier News - 9/21

Pedals for Progress provides bicycles and sewing machines to developing countries to put people to work.
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Community Mission Services, Tanzania #2

In October of 2013, with the generous support of grant money from one of our valued supporters, Clif Bar Family Foundation, P4P shipped 41 sewing machines to Dar es Salaam (DSM) in Tanzania. Our partner there, Community Support Mission (CSM), works closely with those in poverty to help them earn their own living and create a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Tanz #2
On August 5, 2014 P4P prepared two additional pallets of sewing machines to continue our support of CMS. On September 18,2014 CMS will receive in Dar es Salaam Tanzania 60 refurbished working sewing machines. Refurbished means Dennis Smyth and Doc Hammond who P4P is greatly indebted to for their work cleaning up and fixing all of these machines. This will bring P4P’s year to date total of sewing machines shipped to 182, P4P expects to ship over 300 in 2014.

The first shipment to CMS was totally paid for by the Clif Bar Family Foundation . The value of the sewing machines in that shipment funded CMS to be able to pay the majority of the shipping costs of the second shipment. Again we used a small subsidy but going forward Community Mission Services will be capable of paying the shipping costs in total. This creates a level of sustainability that is very advantageous.


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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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