Sewing Partners

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...

Big Weekend in June 2017

You knew the weekend of June 24, 2017, was going to be action packed when you saw the P4P trailers and parking lot. The Triton 40-foot container had been delivered for our 11th shipment to Albania. The Avis rental truck was ready for the final collection of the spring season. And Dave's Mini and a couple of volunteer vehicles were parked out front. Sewing more...

Liberia

Partner: Education Care Africa 72 sewing machines shipped more...

Liberia: New Partner, May 2017

Sewing Peace is proud to announce that we are adding an additional program. The Tailoring 4 Life Project of Education Care Africa, based in Monrovia, Liberia, is our new partner. The machines will be sailing out of Port Newark on the ACL Atlantic Star on the 6th of June, 2017. The shipment is scheduled to arrive in Monrovia via Antwerp on the 9th of August. We used more...

Report from Tanzania, Summer 2017

Summer 2017 InStitch Introduction The Honorable Sophia Mwakagenda is a Member of the Parliament of Tanzania. From 1 April 2016 to 20 March 2017 the Honorable Mwakagenda visited different constituencies of the Longido and Ngorongoro districts in the Arusha region, and the districts of Rungwe, Kyela, Mbarali, and Mbeya in the Mbeya region. This visit was a more...

Sewing in Kenya

Summer 2017 InStitch Cherehani Africa provides sewing machines to women in rural Kenya to enable them to start and run their own independent tailoring businesses.  Lillian Onyango lives and works in Madiany market, Siaya County. Lillian has four children, three of whom go to school. Lillian learned dress-making skills at Ruma Training Institute in 2010 but has been more...

Kyrgyzstan Sewing Update

Summer 2017 InStitch Of the 30 sewing machines received, 23 have been repaired. These machines have greatly improved the lives of our beneficiaries, helping give low-income families in our region a way to earn valuable income for their families. Because many of our beneficiaries are single parents, our beneficiaries use them to run businesses out of their homes, more...

The Sewing Machine

Summer 2017 InStitch Sewing may generally be described as an art whereby stitches and seams are used to join two or more fabrics together.  Depending on their creativity and imagination, seamstresses and tailors design and sew clothing so that people will look extremely beautiful in it when they wear it. Since sewing machines seem expensive to young people from more...

Uganda 2017: Shipment 6, New Partner

On 12 April 2017 we made our sixth shipment to Uganda, our first since 2011. Our new partner there is the Mityana Open Troop Foundation. The 73 sewing machines that Dave and Robert packed are scheduled to arrive in Uganda on June 13th. Here is the Mityana grant proposal for a program to provide sewing machines for new businesses and more...

Albania Update, March, 2017

Dear David, I wish you and your organization the best. We have been engaged in several important campaigns. After four years, supported by money we earned by selling shopping bags we made with P4P sewing machines, we won an important battle against plastic garbage. YES! Now even people in Albania are paying a modest fee for plastic bags. This has created an even more...