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P4P in Ghana: WEBike, OKURASE, Sew for Sisterhood

WEBike For Pedals for Progress to get our bicycles to the smallest towns at the end of the road where the need for them is greatest, we need to find a local partner organization that has robust distribution potential. While most of our overseas partners are nonprofits, in a few instances we have chosen to work with effective for-profit organizations. Wright Enterprises more...

Letter from Happy Customers in Rivas, Nicaragua

  Dear P4P, I just wanted to take a moment and share with you our experience and say thanks for Pedals 4 Progress. For much of 2007 and nearly all of 2008 my wife and I served as volunteer missionaries (in other words we paid all of our own expenses) in the vicinity of Rivas, Nicaragua. We were on a tight budget and very quickly we found ourselves in more...

EcoBicicletas: P4P Partner in Nicaragua

EcoBicicletas ("EcoBici") is our partner in Nicaragua. EcoBicicletas is located in Rivas, Nicaragua, in the southwestern part of the country between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua. Rivas, where we've shipped since 1992, is the oldest of our active programs, and we have sent more bikes to Nicaragua—more than 42,000—than to any other location. EcoBici more...

EIT: P4P Partner in Uganda

[As of Summer 2017, the P4P partner in Uganda is the Mityana Open Troop Foundation. The information below refers to our previous partner, the Entrepreneurship Institute of Technology.] Based in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, the Entrepreneurship Institute of Technology (EIT) is a vocational institute which serves men and women who, for many reasons, could not more...

A Letter from the Heartland

by Tim Weitzel Fall 2010 InGear [caption id="attachment_2567" align="alignleft" width="300"] Spring 2010 collection in Dubuque[/caption] Hello to everyone from the Heartland of America—Dubuque, Iowa to be exact. Dubuque is an old river town of about 62,000 people situated on the banks of the Mississippi River. I suppose many of you would think of Iowa as flat as more...

Letter from Dolinta Mihaela, Moldova

Fall 2010 InGear Dear Pedals for Progress, The Milesian philosopher Thales said that one of the very difficult things for men was “to know oneself.” But I also think it’s one of the most rewarding. We discover new sides of our personalities trying new things and learning new skills. These experiences help us look forward to new goals. That’s why it’s more...

Letter from Pripa Elena, Moldova

Fall 2010 InGear Dear Pedals for Progress, I am a 15-year-old girl from Pelinia, Moldova, and trying to choose the way of my future. Frankly speaking, I was confused and didn’t know where to continue my studies. But now, after attending the “Art of Sewing” courses organized in our village by Consult-Nord, I know for sure that I will be a dressmaker. These more...

Programii Alternativave Sociale Stimuluese, Tirana, Albania

Fall 2010 InGear PASS (Programii Alternativave Sociale Stimuluese, Social Stimulating Alternative Programme), located in the Albanian capital city Tirana, was established in 2002 with the goal of encouraging community action and raising public awareness of local social and environmental issues. Some of their activities include operating the Welcoming Center for more...

Stitch Quilting Arts Magazine, Spring 2010

(Page image full size) From Stitch Quilting Arts, Spring 2010, page more...

P4P Recipient Spotlight: Eliseo Perez, Nicaragua

Spring 2010 InGear Name: Eliseo Perez Age: 16 years Parents: Cristobal Manuel Perez y Catalina Valverde Born in: Diriamba Carazo, Nicaragua School: Colegio la Palmera Completed 3rd grade of elementary school Family: 4 brothers Meet Eliseo Perez. When he was very young, he was diagnosed with leukemia and doctors discovered a brain tumor. Not only could he more...