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Podcast featuring Dave

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for an introduction and links to a 70-minute podcast featuring P4P founder and CEO Dave Schweidenback telling all sorts of great P4P stories: history, philosophy, the economics of development and non-profits, the introduction of the wheel, corrupt customs officials, and lots more.

The podcast was recorded and published by Shin Fujiyama. For more information on Shin and more background on the podcast, click here.


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!

Shipment 57 to Rivas!

On 9 July 2016 we loaded our 57th container for Rivas, Nicaragua, where we have sent more than 25,000 bikes since 1991. For the country as a whole, we've sent more than 42,000 bikes to Nicaragua, by far the most we've sent to a partner country.

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Shipment 9 to Albania

2015 May 28 Albania ShipmentOn 28 May 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 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.

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

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UpComing Collections

Sat 9/10/16 9am-12pm
Sponsored by Branchburg Rotary Club
@ Branchburg Twp Municipal Building parking lot
1077 US Hwy 202 North
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Contact Dan Matyola (908) 725-3322
Kip Bateman (908) 526-3600

Sat 9/17/16 9am-12pm
Sponsored by First Reformed Church of Hawthorne
@ First Reformed Church of Hawthorne
259 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Contact (973) 427-2979

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