Sewing Partners

Cameroon

Partner: United Action for Children 72 sewing machines shipped since more...

Ethiopia Report, November 2017

By Samson Tsegaye Fall 2017 InStitch Ethiopia has a population of more than 100 million. More than 85% live in rural areas. Women have most of the household responsibilities. Women and girls in Ethiopia are strongly disadvantaged compared to boys and men in several respects, including literacy, health, livelihood, and basic human rights. They also suffer from low more...

Total Shipped

Bikes shipped since 1991 (Countries with two or more shipments) Country Shipped   Nicaragua 42,879 El Salvador 24,457 Ghana 15,458 Guatemala 9,409 Barbados 7,876 Honduras 7,376 Panama 6,520 Albania 5,982 Uganda 4,140 Moldova 3,684 Dominican Republic 3,560 Eritrea 2,761 South Africa 2,180 Colombia 1,699 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...

Ethiopia 2017: New Partner, Solar Energy Foundation

[caption id="attachment_5057" align="alignright" width="300"] Ethiopia #1 in New Jersey[/caption] A Solar Energy Foundation (SEF) group based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is one of our new 2017 Sewing Peace partners. Their new program is entitled “Marginalized Women's Training on Sewing and Tailoring”. This Solar Energy Foundation project has the following goals: more...

Progress Report for End of Fiscal Year 2017

On 30 September 2017 we closed the books for fiscal year 2017. (The P4P fiscal year runs from October 1st through September 30th.) In 2017 we collected 12% more bikes and 55% more sewing machines than in 2016. Fiscal 2018 starts with a bang: on 23 September 2017 the Vermont Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps Volunteers collected 253 bikes and more...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 2017 Recycling Awards Application

In August, 2017, Pedals for Progress applied for a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Recycling Award. Here is the NJDEP Packet announcing the application and specifying the requirements for applying. As specified in the application packet, we submitted these three parts: 1. Application Form (1 page) 2. Program Narrative (4 pages) 3. more...