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P4P in the News – FOX CT

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Westfield Rotary Collects its 2,000 Bicycle!

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Country Update: Albania

by Joseph Matar Fall 2013 InGear Pedals for Progress’ partnership with the Social Stimulating Alternative Programs (SSAP) in Albania has led to the founding of a number of initiatives that have not only bettered people’s lives, but the country’s environment as well. The first of these was the Ecovolis bike-sharing system—based in the country’s capital of more...

How can a bicycle improve school attendance by female students?

A paper recently came to our attention regarding the increased school attendance by girls in India due to the use of bicycles.   Please click on the link to read the more...

Esi and her school transport

Esi is a teenager who lives in a small village in the Nkwanta North District of the Volta Region. She is a student at Nkwanta Senior High School. The school is located so far away from where Esi lives that it would take her two hours to walk there. With the school day beginning at 7AM, Esi had no choice but to be up every morning well before 5 in order to be sure to get more...

Sewing Machines for El Caño

by Patricia Hamill Fall 2013 InGear High rates of unemployment, alcohol abuse, and teenage pregnancy. Little or no access to free or inexpensive transportation to good schools and employment opportunities. Our inner cities and rural areas are locations of potential concern for us, but, with multiple petitions, appeals to government officials, and perhaps celebrity more...

The Great 100 Charity Ride

The Great 100 Charity Ride has three mileage options of 38, 62, and 100 miles. The ride is fully supported, including designated Rest Stops. Sunday, September 8, 2013 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM  Luzerne County Community College 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, PA (map)   Ride the challenging 38 Mile Option,  the 62 Mile Option more...

Bikes Take Root in the Balkans

by Jola Foto Spring 2011 InGear Throughout the cities of western and northern Europe public bicycle services have been established that encourage and increase the use of bicycles as healthy and ecologically-sound transport.  Through these services subscribers can rent bikes in easily accessible locations throughout the city and when finished return them to any more...

A Loss in the P4P Family – Floyd Merchant

Please join us in sending our sympathies to Beverly Merchant due to her recent loss. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: ASPCA PO Box 96929 Washington, DC 20090-6929 Freedom House 3 Pavillion Road Glen Gardner, NJ 08826. Floyd S. Merchant Floyd S. Merchant, age 80, of Clinton, NJ passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at home after a long illness. He was more...

52nd Container to Rivas

May 18th, 2013, marked the shipment of the 52nd container of bicycles to EcoBici in Rivas, Nicaragua. Our relationship with this organization is the longest in our 23 years of partnership building. This current delivery contains 580 bikes that add to the 22,044 cycles already in circulation in the region and will contribute to the organization's goal of community more...