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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...

Tinkerer Wanted!

Every year, Sewing Peace & Pedals for Progress collect hundreds of sewing machines that we ship overseas. Most are in very good working order but there are many that need tuning. Someone who is handy with small gadgets could be of great assistance. If necessary we will train you to make minor repairs of sewing machines. Your help would allow us to reach hundreds more more...

Moldova

Spring 2016 InGear The granddaughter of one of our key volunteers had a bike she had outgrown and she wanted her grandfather to donate it to Pedals for Progress. We wrapped it up with orange tape so we could follow it and then we put it in the front of a container going to Chisnau, Moldova. We thought we had lost track of this bike as we had not heard back from more...

Update from Ghana, Fall 2015

by Kwaku Agyemang Spring 2016 InGear [In November of 2014, P4P sent an entire 40-foot container of just spare bicycle parts to WEBike, our partner in Ghana, West Africa. These parts, valued at a little over $300,000, were a generous donation to P4P from Bell Sports. Here is a report from Kwaku Agyemang, our partner at WEBike in Ghana.] When we got the shipment more...

Bicycles Support Roma Children in Albania

by Ened Mato Spring 2016 InGear December 2015: 2 babies died from the cold. They belonged to the Roma community, one of the most marginalized communities in Albania. Since 1990 they have been in constant movement. They raise their homes near rivers so they have access to water for drinking and cleaning. Simultaneously they do some of the best work that humans do more...

Shifting Gears: Pedals for Progress and Sewing Peace Keep the Spirit of Economic Development Afloat

by Patricia Hamill Fall 2016 InGear Adaptability, resilience and initiative. These are the key factors that define success in the world of the NGO and that are the very foundation of Pedals for Progress (P4P), a small, but internationally active nonprofit. Founded in 1991 by David this undertaking was not intended to be part of a charity effort, but a leg up for the more...