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Fall 2016: Tanzania Number 4

Dave and Gary packed 75 sewing machines into a cube, now bound for more...

Fall 2016: Sewing Machines in Vermont

Mary O'Brien and Ham Gillette with 30 of the 43 machines collected at the Springfield, VT, transfer station. We will be boxing them up in advance of the September 24th collection by the Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps more...

Letter from Albania, October 2016

Dear David, I hope all is well with you. Winter is on the verge in Albania as the first snow has fallen on the Dajti Mountain in Tirana. We’ve worked very hard during the summer at the camp in Jal with lots of young and energetic people. We’ve come back to Tirana full of energy, dreams and plans, as we are recognized for our leadership in improving the life of more...

Progress Report for End of Fiscal Year 2016

On 30 September 2016 we drew the curtain on our activities for fiscal year 2016. (The P4P fiscal year runs from October 1st through September 30th.) In 2016 P4P collected 36 more bicycles then we did the previous year. And as for sewing machines we had an almost 13% increase in machines collected. (On 9/30/14, the end of fiscal year 2014, we more...

She Can Foundation, formerly the Tanzania Women and Youth Development Society (TWYDS): Organization Profile

[This description was written for the TWYDS. We will update it as we get more information from the She Can Foundation.] INTRODUCTION Tanzania Women and Youth Development Society (TWYDS) is a national non-governmental organization that facilitates the socio-economic, health, and situational development of marginalized women and young girls. TWYDS has been registered more...

May 2016: Shipment 9 to Albania

On 28 May 2016 we loaded our ninth shipment to Albania: 520 bikes and 20 sewing machines. This makes 4,422 bikes and 175 sewing machines we've sent to more...

September 2016: our first sewing machines to Kenya

On 12 September 2016 we shipped 34 sewing machines to Cherehani Africa, our new partner in Nairobi, Kenya. The finished pallet is ready to go to the port for shipping. Estimated arrival in Kenya: 15 November 2016. Yes it was more...

First stand-alone collection of sewing machines: May 2016

[caption id="attachment_4027" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mountainside, New Jersey, Rotary Club[/caption] On May 21, 2016, the Mountainside New Jersey Rotary Club hosted the first ever stand-alone collection of sewing machines for Sewing Peace. We collected 38 sewing machines in more...

Kenya

Partner: Cherehani more...

Summer 2016 Podcast Featuring Dave

CNN Heroes is a TV special created by CNN to honor individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and who make a difference in their communities. Dave Schweidenback, P4P founder and CEO, was a 2008 CNN Hero for his work with P4P. Shin Fujiyama was a 2009 CNN Hero. He founded Students Helping Honduras, an NGO that runs projects in Honduras to more...