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P4P Major Donors

  Major Donors   John Alexander & Jane Divinski Biovid Sherman Carll CCG Facilities Integration, Inc. Jon and Diane Claerbout Clif Bar Family Foundation Eileen Fisher, Inc. The Jack & Pauline Freeman Foundation Jill & John Gower Pamela Hanlon Charitable Fund Jack & Donna Haughn Robert & Laura more...

Report from Tanzania, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 InStitch The Honorable Sophia Mwakagenda is a Member of the Parliament of Tanzania and the founder of the P4P/SP partner in Tanzania, the She Can Foundation. Starting in April 2016 she visited different constituencies in order to listen to the people and implement some of her She Can programs. A report from the Summer 2017 InStitch newsletter described the more...

Cameroon 2017: New Partner, United Action for Children

By Orock Eyong Fall 2017 InStitch United Action for Children (UAC), based in Buea, in southwest Cameroon, is proud to be one of the newest partners of Pedals for Progress and Sewing Peace. UAC was founded in 1996 and registered as a non-profit community-based child- and youth-centered organization engaged in Grooming Small Minds for a Big Future and developing a more...

Reports from Uganda, 2017

By Mathew Yawe Fall 2017 InStitch [Our new partner in Uganda is the Mityana Open Troop Foundation, started as a Boy Scout group but now admitting girls. Their director Mathew Yawe has sent us several reports on their activites in 2017. For more perspective on Uganda in 2017, see the post in this newsletter by Patricia Hamill.] Report of 29 July 2017 On 24 July more...

The Path to Financial Stability and Better Health in Uganda, One Stitch at a Time

By Patricia Hamill Fall 2017 InStitch Unemployment is not an unfamiliar topic these days. Reports on the economy and job growth are broadcast daily with the intention to give us a sense of momentum and hope. What many realize of course is that there is still a dearth of jobs with adequate compensation. Are the openings that are listed truly available or are they only more...

Ghana: Water as a Necessity

By Ohemaa Sarfoa Fall 2017 InGear One of the most important commodities in the lives of all living things is water: the body is made up of 70% water, and plants as well as animals need water for growth. Water is an undeniably substantive commodity in the livelihood of humans. In spite of the importance of water, access to potable water is a great hurdle in some more...

Ghana: Values of the Bicycle

By Ohemaa Sarfoa Fall 2017 InGear Because of its numerous uses, a bicycle could be a very cherished vehicle for its possessor. Forty-year-old Mr. Sapaku is a tailor. He has been using a bicycle in his daily dealings for the past ten years. Aside from the thrifty significance of the bicycle, it unknowingly gets rid of some health-related deficits in his body, as more...

Report from Albania, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 InGear Albania has one of our most active partners, PASS/Ecovolis, which runs a wide variety of social and environmental programs. An Update from March 2017 mentions two of their programs. One uses P4P/SP sewing machines to make reusable shopping bags and the the other operates a children's library, LibrAria. Ened Mato, the PASS director, recently more...

Treasurer’s Message, Fall 2017

Hi. I'm Johnny Alexander, Treasurer of Pedals for Progress. Dave and I were Peace Corps volunteers and roommates in Sucua, Ecuador, for all of 1979. He often tells the story of our Peace Corps landlord who put to productive advantage one of the few bicycles in Ecuador. Sr. Peña was part of the inspiration for the founding of P4P. Several years ago I joined the more...

President’s Message, Fall 2017

By Dave Schweidenback Due to a confluence of events, both bicycle production and sewing machine production were sharply higher in 2017. An improving economy certainly means more bicycle sales and therefore more bicycles to recycle. P4P had a 12% increase in the production of bicycles; that means we were able to reach 12% more people. Pedals for Progress is such a more...