Uganda

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...

P4P and the EIT Take a Position in the Future of Uganda’s Economic Development

by Charles Mulamata, Founder and Co-Director of EIT At the Entrepreneurship Institute of Technology (EIT), formerly known as the EIAAT, we believe that entrepreneurs are the key to the future and that there is an imperative need for young Ugandans to learn viable skills and to be able to earn a living using them. The spirit of entrepreneurship is that one identifies more...

Uganda

Partner: Mityana Open Troop Foundation 4,140 bikes, 343 sewing machines shipped (2006–2011, more...

P4P and EIAAT Aid in the Expansion of Vocational Training Courses in Uganda

by Patricia Hamill Readers may recall from our spring newsletter the story of an ambitious and successful Ugandan woman, Jane Kigoye. She was able to save her family from poverty by expanding her small tailoring business with the purchase of sewing machines from one of our partner programs, the Entrepreneurship Institute of Applied and Appropriate Technology (EIAAT). Not more...

One Woman and a Sewing Machine

It is often the case that the hardest and most expensive places to reach are where the greatest need exists. P4P works to surmount obstacles—both physical and financial—that stand in the way of isolated regions realizing economic success. Since 2006, we have measured our success in helping Ugandans develop economic independence by noting the increased demand for the more...

EIT: P4P Partner in Uganda

[As of Summer 2017, the P4P partner in Uganda is the Mityana Open Troop Foundation. The information below refers to our previous partner, the Entrepreneurship Institute of Technology.] Based in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, the Entrepreneurship Institute of Technology (EIT) is a vocational institute which serves men and women who, for many reasons, could not more...

P4P has re-awakened our project. We are grateful.

Below is an excerpt from a letter we recently received from our partners in Uganda. We look forward to the next container [note: due October, 2010], not only because of its contents but mainly because it has opened a way to achieve our target of six containers every year. Of late we had failed to raise necessary money and our project had come to a halt. The more...

Sewing Machines in Kyrgyzstan and Beyond

Spring 2009 InGear Over the years, word got around that, in addition to bicycles, we were recycling used sewing machines. This practice started somewhat by accident, and gradually became a regular part of our work. Initially, “Treadles for Progress” simply meant sending along several refurbished sewing machines with our bike shipments. Since sewing machines are more...

Letter from Uganda

Fall 2005 InGear This spring Pedals for Progress sent its second shipment to the Biikira health center in Uganda. Mulamata Charles recently sent us photographs of their projects. This work is possible due to the bicycle Mr. Kiibi, the health promoter, purchased through the health center.   Dear David, These are some of the pictures I was able to send more...

Uganda

Spring 2005 InGear The most remote places on Planet Earth are very often the poorest because it is so very difficult for products and materials to reach such distant locations. This remoteness usually causes bicycle container shipping costs to be quite exorbitant, and, for example, shipping bicycles to the very center of the African continent is two times more more...