bicycles

Ghana Says “Medaase”

Spring 2010 InGear [caption id="attachment_2587" align="alignleft" width="300"] Project OKURASE building in Ghana[/caption] Project OKURASE, in Ghana, recently received their second container from Pedals for Progress, bringing the overall numbers shipped there to over 1,000 bicycles, 100 sewing machines, and even some soccer gear. These shipments have given a more...

Project OKURASE, Ghana

Fall 2009 InGear A member of the Board of Project OKURASE contacted P4P earlier this year specifically looking for the donation of sewing machines. P4P was very interested in the project and wished to be of assistance. Through the good graces of our Ghanaian partner, WEBikes, we were able to get twelve sewing machines delivered to Project OKURASE. While this first more...

The Man Who Fits the Bikes

by Andrei Rusanovschi Fall 2005 InGear He started repairing old Soviet bikes in his apartment to earn money for food. He built up his skill of talent and sweat. Bikes have changed his way of life and he changed the way bikes run across Stefan Voda and, ultimately, across Moldova. Stefan Voda is a small city, situated not far from the Black Sea, and not too far from more...

A Second Program Opens in Moldova

by Darren Enterline, Peace Corps Volunteer Fall 2009 InGear Few people outside of Europe have ever heard of the Republic of Moldova. What those few usually do know is that the former Soviet Republic has the dubious distinction of consistently being the poorest nation in Europe. While many of the former Soviet-controlled states have thrived as independent democracies, more...

Moldova

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Nicaragua

Partner: EcoBicicletas Bicycles shipped since 1992: more...

Johana and the Learning by Tutorial System

by Karla Santana Spring 2010 InGear Johana del Carmen Sanchez Gonzalez is 14 years old. She lives in the rural community of El Higuero, Nicargua, some 16 km from the capital Managua, where she lives and works on her parents' farm. Out of six children, she is the only one still attending school. She graduated from elementary school last year, but could no longer attend more...

Uganda

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

Westfield Police Department Donates 20 Bikes to Westfield Knights of Columbus

On July 15, 2011, Sgt McErlean and Detective Lisa Perrotta of the Westfield Police Department donated 20 used bikes to the Westfield Knights of Columbus (KOC). The KOC worked with Warren Rorden (Westfield Rotary Club) to arrange for the bikes to be picked up by Pedals for Progress (www.p4p.org), a nonprofit group that ships the bikes to third-world countries to go to more...

My Rudge and Pedals for Progress

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