Sewing Partners

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...

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...

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...

Bula Vinaka from Fiji

Spring 2016 InGear My name is Percival Epeli Navolo and I reside on the beautiful tropical land known as the Fiji Islands. Life here on the Island has not fully modernized in certain areas compared to larger countries and many of us live day to day. Here on the Island income levels are low and many do not have the privilege of high-level education, so they cannot more...

FIDESMA report, January 2016

by Margarita Caté de Catú, President of FIDESMA, Guatemala From December 1999 through 2015, we have received from Pedals For Progress 16 containers with 8,160 bikes and 400 sewing machines, which have directly benefited more than 8,560 people and their families. The program has brought important benefits to our organization, to our communities, and to the country more...

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...