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A New Face and a Fond Farewell

P4P's long time office manager Beverly Merchant will be retiring around the end of the month. Beverly has been the linchpin at the center of the organization keeping track of all the loose ends. We certainly wish her a healthy and happy retirement with a sincere thank you for all of the work she has done on behalf of the organization. And even though we will miss Bev, more...

Donation to Hunterdon Medical Center

Pedals for Progress, a local non-profit that helps to send used bicycles to developing countries, donated over $10,000 to the Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation. The funds will be designated for the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program at Hunterdon Medical Center. The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program recently moved to a larger renovated space at the more...

Thank you from Moldova

Dear Friends, Family and Supporters, We are all so happy to be sending out this short video to thank you for your generous contributions to our Indiegogo campaign to get Tudor, Tamara, and Inesa to the USA for the Final Pitch of the Diamond Challenge 2014. While here, the group will partake in many start-up related activities with other youth from America, go to a more...

Tanzania Sewing Machines – March 2014

Majuto Yasini & Juma Selemani sew and sell clothes in small towns and markets in Dar Es Salaam City.  “Up to now we have been raising profit income from 20 US$ per month up to 40 US$ per month. This is a great project for us, and soon we are targeting projects in different towns: Arusha, Dodoma and Mwanza.” more...

Diamond Challenge Moldova

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Bicycles Become Instrumental in Saving an Endangered Region in Nicaragua

Spring 2014 InGear An enormous amount of our work here at P4P is based on reaching out to people and organizations for the support we need to keep our bike collections a success and our partners supplied with cycles and parts for maintenance and repair. When an organization initiates the contact, it tells us our efforts are working and we are making a difference. Most more...

House of Colors – Albania

Dear David, This Christmas we donated another 20 bicycles to “Shtwpiza e Ngjyrave”, “House of Colors”. This house is a kids' center that hosts more than 120 children every day. These children are in a “street situation”, working and begging. “Make them smile” is the campaign of bike donations. This is the seventh kids' center P4P bicycles have more...

ECOLOBICI – Holiday Message

We recently received a great holiday email from our Guatemalan Partners ECOLOBICI: Hi David, We have just finished the inventory of our last container. The shipment looks great with the sewing machines that will go to a women's group in a community outside of San Andrés Itzapa. The shipment of parts and soccer equipment will also go to great use. Everyone is more...

Final Capital Campaign Update

When I won the Rolex award in 2000, I convinced the Board to start a Capital Campaign for building a permanent facility. While we raised  significant funds, we never met our goal. Furthermore it has since been decided our resources are better off helping people, than owning a facility  and we have excellent rental space. When the banks collapsed in 2007 we had more...

Sewing Machine Success in Ghana

   Coming from a poor background, Ama Attah became a seamstress’ apprentice, hoping to learn and eventually use the skill to improve her family’s financial standing. However, shortly after the completion of her apprenticeship, Ama’s sewing machine was one day accidentally knocked from a table to the ground, damaging it beyond repair. As a result of more...