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Photos from EcoBici – Nicargua

[caption id="attachment_1332" align="alignleft" width="300"] Juan Santamaria lives in a rural area of Nicaragua. He rides his bicycle every day from the countryside to the city selling firewood[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1331" align="alignleft" width="300"] Javier Ruiz and Pedro Reyes are sugar cane Farmers. Each day they ride 15km from their homes to the farms more...

From Iowa to St. Vincent

A Peace Corps Volunteer Brings more than Good Will to an Island School by Patricia Hamill Winter 2011 InGear As you may have read on our web site, we received a wonderful letter from Peace Corps volunteer Liz Deppe thanking us for making it possible for the school where she teaches to acquire 20 sewing machines. Located on the island of St. Vincent, the Barrouallie more...

Ecovolis: Exemplary Results from Bicycle Recycling

Ecovolis is a bike-sharing system based in Albania’s capital, Tirana. Initiated over two years ago, this program has revolutionized the city’s transportation and circulation scheme. There was a very real necessity to create a solution to the congestion and pollution in the car-filled streets of Tirana, and it is largely due to the donations of bicycles and the great more...

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P4P reaches new country, Georgia

Pedals for Progress partners with a wide variety of organizations to promote and aid sustainable economic development throughout the world. One of our partnerships this year was with International Relief & Development (IRD), a NGO with truly global reach that provides $500 million in development assistance in nearly 40 countries annually. Our collaboration with IRD more...

Fashion and Practicality Co-exist Thanks to FIDESMA and P4P

by Patricia Hamill Summer 2012 InGear [caption id="attachment_2315" align="alignleft" width="300"] Señora Antonietta Mesa[/caption] Señora Antonieta Mesa and her sister Señora Irma Mesa were quite welcoming when David and Gary arrived to visit their sewing studios. These ladies clearly each know what market they want to focus on and how to keep their businesses more...

Cycling Through Coffee Country

Like most young men, Maximiliano Solorzano started out working in the coffee groves in San Miguel de Dueñas, 20 miles outside of San Andrés, Guatemala. Plantation work is a common occupation in this region that sits in the shadows of the volcano El Fuego and walking to these groves and traveling about this hilly region takes a physical toll on any strong individual. more...

570 Bikes Shipped! Pedals for Progress ships Vietnam #2

Opening up a new program is always very exciting.  The potential of really making some substantial change for the good.  Last May we loaded our 1st container to the Vinh Long Union of Friendship. ViUFO has three branches in the rural delta and rural areas of south west Vietnam, Vung Liem and Tra On which are in Vinh Long province and Tan Phu which is in Dong Nai more...

Unity In Diversity Foundation

by Herman Longo UNITY IN DIVERSITY FOUNDATION (UDF) is a Non-Governmental Organization and Non-Profit Making. Registered under Companies Ordinance (Cap 212) Companies Limited by Guarantee no having a share Capital. Registered on September 28th, 2004. Certificate of Incorporation No 50181. Also we have certificate of Compliance of Non Governmental Organization more...

05/05/12 Pedals for Progress ships Rivas #50

Since a warm November day in 1991, we have shipped a whole lotta bikes to Rivas, Nicaragua. If there were a Rip van Winkle in Rivas, he would awake to a city he could not recognize. Old Rip would have never seen dedicated bicycle lanes along the Pan-American Highway with traffic lights for bicycles to cross the formerly dangerous highway. Bicycle cargo vehicles and more...