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High Gear Cyclery and Pedals for Progress Team Up to Change Lives

High Gear Cyclery is pleased to have partnered with Pedals for Progress (P4P), with the first load of 193 kids' bikes being readied for shipment to Guatemala in mid-June, 2014. There will be a container load of previously loved kids bikes from our NJ customers shipped to be distributed to families in Guatemala. Bike-shop-quality kids' bikes are built to last a long time. more...

Update on Our Partner Ecovolis

by Patricia Hamill Fall 2014 InGear Just recently, we received some positive updates from Ened Mato, CEO of Ecovolis in Albania. He announced that there have been 4 successful projects put in motion that were made possible through our partnership with them. The first project he told us about was the development of an entrepreneurial endeavor called Trasta o Nona more...

Mr. Mahmudu

by Fuseni Bense Fall 2014 InGear Mr. Mahmudu is a native of Kidal from Northern Mali who moved to Ghana due to the conflict in his hometown (Kilda) where he lived before. Because of the extent of the conflict and the threat involved, he tried to move his wife and six kids to southern Mali in order to escape the risk involved in the fighting.[caption more...

Moldova Shipment Arrives

by Carol Stadden, Peace Corps Volunteer InGear Fall 2014 Walking down the street, strangers stop me and ask when the bikes will arrive. They thank me, sometimes with a hug or even a kiss on the hand. Everyone hopes to buy at least one bike and they are eager for them to come. The school basement has been cleared and new locks have been purchased for the doors as we more...

Community Support Mission, Tanzania #2

As we reported in our Spring 2014 newsletter, P4P sent 41 sewing machines to Dar es Salaam (DSM) in Tanzania in October of 2013. We shipped with the generous support of one of our valued supporters, Clif Bar Family Foundation. Our partner in Tanzania, Community Support Mission (CSM), works closely with those in poverty to help them earn their own living and create a more...

Tanzania

Partner: She Can Foundation, formerly Tanzania Women and Youth Development Society (TWYDS)   • TWYDS facebook   • TWYDS more...

Guatemala #15 Arrives

Dear David, On behalf of the beneficiaries of bikes and the beneficiaries of social projects, thank you for your continued support. We would like to thank Pedals for Progress for all of the activities FIDESMA can accomplish with the bicycles and sewing machines. We finished the inventory of bikes, and now began with sales of the bikes and other pending more...

Sewing Machines in Moldova – Summer 2014

Aneta is a French teacher at the high school. She cares deeply for her students and the community. She spent many hours helping with the logistics of bringing the bicycles and sewing machines to Grozesti. When she was young all the girls learned how to sew, knit, and crochet. Her father was an artist and filled their home with tapestries. Aneta wanted to pass these skills more...

Bicycles to Turtle Rangers in Madagascar

Getting bicycles to the Paso Pacifico Turtle Rangers of Nicaragua was such a successful first collaboration with the Turtle Conservancy that we asked if there were other such groups we might be able to help. The Turtle Conservancy introduced P4P to Mr. Hasina Randriamanampisoa of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Ampasanimalo Madagascar. Just like the Rangers in more...

Miranda Family

Due to its warm, sunny climate, Tacares de Grecia in the Alajuela Province is one of Costa Rica’s main areas for growing tomatoes, the dry season being the most suitable for planting crops. The Miranda Family owns a small plot for producing tomatoes. They distribute and sell their goods through roadside vendors as well as deliver tomatoes directly to customers using more...