Sewing Partners

High Bridge man makes a difference with bicycles

High Bridge man makes a difference with bicycles Pedals for Progress provides bicycles and sewing machines to developing countries to put people to work. Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: more...

Community Support Mission, Tanzania #2

As we reported in our Spring 2014 newsletter, P4P sent 41 sewing machines to Dar es Salaam (DSM) in Tanzania in October of 2013. We shipped with the generous support of one of our valued supporters, Clif Bar Family Foundation. Our partner in Tanzania, Community Support Mission (CSM), works closely with those in poverty to help them earn their own living and create a more...

Tanzania

Partner: She Can Foundation, formerly Tanzania Women and Youth Development Society (TWYDS)   • TWYDS facebook   • TWYDS more...

Sewing Machines in Moldova – Summer 2014

Aneta is a French teacher at the high school. She cares deeply for her students and the community. She spent many hours helping with the logistics of bringing the bicycles and sewing machines to Grozesti. When she was young all the girls learned how to sew, knit, and crochet. Her father was an artist and filled their home with tapestries. Aneta wanted to pass these skills more...

How do Bicycles and Sewing Machines Continue to Support FIDESMA’s Mission?

By Patricia Hamill Spring 2014 InGear You’ve read about our partner in Guatemala, FIDESMA, the organization that promotes economic development through micro-credit, training in textile design and agricultural programs, among other efforts. They are doing so much to contribute to the needs of the people in their region and we are pleased to have some updates for more...

Sewing Machines Contribute to School Enrollment and Health Care in Tanzania

by Patricia Hamill Spring 2014 InGear In October of 2013, with the generous support of grant money from one of our valued supporters, Clif Bar Family Foundation, P4P shipped 41 sewing machines to the region of Dar es Salaam (DSM) in Tanzania. Our partner there, Community Support Mission (CSM), works closely with those in poverty to help them earn their own living and more...

Tanzania Sewing Machines – March 2014

Majuto Yasini & Juma Selemani sew and sell clothes in small towns and markets in Dar Es Salaam City.  “Up to now we have been raising profit income from 20 US$ per month up to 40 US$ per month. This is a great project for us, and soon we are targeting projects in different towns: Arusha, Dodoma and Mwanza.” more...

ECOLOBICI – Holiday Message

We recently received a great holiday email from our Guatemalan Partners ECOLOBICI: Hi David, We have just finished the inventory of our last container. The shipment looks great with the sewing machines that will go to a women's group in a community outside of San Andrés Itzapa. The shipment of parts and soccer equipment will also go to great use. Everyone is more...

Final Capital Campaign Update

When I won the Rolex award in 2000, I convinced the Board to start a Capital Campaign for building a permanent facility. While we raised  significant funds, we never met our goal. Furthermore it has since been decided our resources are better off helping people, than owning a facility  and we have excellent rental space. When the banks collapsed in 2007 we had more...

Country Update: Ghana

by Joseph Matar Fall 2013 InGear Pedals for Progress seeks to stimulate the economy of developing countries through its work. This would be impossible without the cooperation and tireless efforts of its partners throughout the world. One such partner is Wright Enterprises, a company that imports consumer goods to Ghana. Working in conjunction with P4P, Wright more...