Sewing Partners

2015 Guatemala Photo Album

[Margarita Caté de Catú, President of FIDESMA, our partner in Guatemala, sent in a report on their recent activities. Click here to see her report. She also sent lots of great photos. Here they are.] Sixth-Grade Raffle We donated bicycles for a sixth grade raffle to raise funds to buy uniforms and equipment for their soccer and basketball teams. Children and more...

2015 Update from Tanzania

[In 2013 and 2014, P4P shipped its first two pallets of sewing machines to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. In November of 2015, we got this update from Mr. Jonathan Mulokozi of Community Support Mission, our partner there.] Dear David, Here is our work report. We sold 35 sewing machines, each for 100,000 Tanzania shillings (about $46 U.S.). These sales cover our more...

Loading a Container for Albania

On Saturday, 14 November 2015, a beefed up P4P crew loaded the eighth container bound for EcoVolis, our partner in Albania. Loading is one of the P4P activities that happens behind the scenes, and the loading is a marvel to behold. These loadings take a combination of long experience, mechanical engineering, spatial awareness, young backs and muscles, brute strength, more...

Letter from Fiji

Bula Vinaka, Greetings from Fiji Between 1993 and 2002 we were lucky enough to receive six shipments totaling 1012 bicycles from Pedals for Progress. We were very successful reaching at-risk youth, teaching them basic mechanics and instilling in them a love for cycling. Due to a variety of reasons both personal and political I was not able to keep the program more...

Guatemala Update

Spring 2015 InGear San Jose Artesanas There is a small town in Cimaltenango, a department of Guatemala, where a group of 17 housewives and mothers have changed their fortunes. San José Poaquil is an isolated area and the residents of this municipality have little opportunity for economic and educational improvement. Still, one particular woman named Marta had the more...

Costa Rica Update

Spring 2015 InGear [caption id="attachment_3507" align="alignright" width="225"] Carlos making his daily drop off[/caption] Carlos Camacho lives at the bottom of the hamlet in Dulce Nombre de Coronado, Costa Rica. He works in the workshop of a flag factory located near Coronado. He put a basket on his bicycle so he could begin to deliver vegetables and fruit to some more...

Albania Update

by Ened Mato Spring 2015 InGear It has been a frenzy driven period for us. In between the activities we are organizing many society projects and we are preparing for many more. [caption id="attachment_3504" align="alignright" width="300"] Kidical Mass ride in Tirana[/caption] I am more than happy to tell you about Kidical Mass, which is a younger version of more...

Kyrgyzstan

Partner: SOS Children's Villages more...

FIDESMA: P4P Partner in Guatemala

FIDESMA is the Fundación Integral de Desarrollo Sostenible y Medio Ambiente, Foundation for Sustainable Development and the Environment. With headquarters in San Andrés Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, FIDESMA was founded in 1998 and has five major programs: agricultural micro-credit, natural medicine, job skills and training, bicycles and environmental more...

Guatemala

Partner: FIDESMA 9,460 bikes (1999 – 2017), 274 sewing machines (2003 – more...