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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.


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Report from Guatemala

201601GuatGirlPinkBike.jpgSince 1999, Pedals for Progress has shipped 8,160 bikes and 400 sewing machines to FIDESMA, our partner in Guatemala.

We just got a report and lots of photos from our good friend and FIDESMA president, Margarita Caté de Catú.

Click here to read Margarita's report.

Click here to see a Guatemala photo album.

Our latest shipment

On April 30th we shipped 495 bikes and 22 sewing machines to FIDESMA.

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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