bicycles

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...

A Letter from the Heartland

by Tim Weitzel Fall 2010 InGear [caption id="attachment_2567" align="alignleft" width="300"] Spring 2010 collection in Dubuque[/caption] Hello to everyone from the Heartland of America—Dubuque, Iowa to be exact. Dubuque is an old river town of about 62,000 people situated on the banks of the Mississippi River. I suppose many of you would think of Iowa as flat as more...

Programii Alternativave Sociale Stimuluese, Tirana, Albania

Fall 2010 InGear PASS (Programii Alternativave Sociale Stimuluese, Social Stimulating Alternative Programme), located in the Albanian capital city Tirana, was established in 2002 with the goal of encouraging community action and raising public awareness of local social and environmental issues. Some of their activities include operating the Welcoming Center for more...

P4P Recipient Spotlight: Eliseo Perez, Nicaragua

Spring 2010 InGear Name: Eliseo Perez Age: 16 years Parents: Cristobal Manuel Perez y Catalina Valverde Born in: Diriamba Carazo, Nicaragua School: Colegio la Palmera Completed 3rd grade of elementary school Family: 4 brothers Meet Eliseo Perez. When he was very young, he was diagnosed with leukemia and doctors discovered a brain tumor. Not only could he more...

Consult-Nord: P4P Partner in Moldova

Consult-Nord, a local Moldovan NGO established to promote local economic development in Pelinia, saw the potential results that Pedals for Progress’s bicycles and sewing machines could provide and requested to become a partner. Consult-Nord started selling bicycles this winter after receiving a shipment in late December of 2008. The good quality, affordable bicycles are more...

Continued Clif Bar Support

Spring 2009 InGear Our project in Sierra Leone is less than a year old, and it’s already a success despite many initial logistical difficulties. Helping us overcome these challenges is the very generous Clif Bar and Company. Because of a significant grant from the Clif Bar Family Foundation, we were able to fund the vital first shipment of bikes to Sierra Leone in more...

Our Resident Filmmaker Visits Sierra Leone

by Greg Sucharew Spring 2009 InGear My family has been involved with Pedals for Progress in one capacity or another for over a decade now. My father serves as a member of the board. My brother worked for the organization in the 1990s. I began with Pedals in 2002. And I’m sure during this span of time we’ve donated a bike or two. So the idea of bicycles reducing more...

Clif Bar Grant “Fuels” New Project in Sierra Leone

Summer 2008 InGear [caption id="attachment_2614" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dave, Greg and Adam with the first shipment to Sierra Leone[/caption] Doing good for Clif Bar begins with their responsibly made, wholesome—and rather tasty—products, and continues with their passion for giving back. Many of us at Pedals for Progress have enjoyed Clif Bars at more...

Letter from Eritrea

After the CNN Heroes Program in July, 2008, Dave Schweidenback received this email.   David, Congratulations! A well deserved recognition. I am a living witness to the powerful incentive your bicycles provide. In 1995–1996 because of your and P4P’s help, I literally collected all the discarded lead batteries that people in rural more...

Visiting Our Partners in Ghana

by Dave Schweidenback Spring 2008 InGear There is no sleek air-conditioned tube when you disembark from the jet at the Tema airport. Rather, you walk down a set of circa-1950 mobile stairs to the hot tarmac, and you instantly realize you’re in a third world country as the pungent smell of wood-fuel cooking stoves assaults your nose. The airport was bedecked with the more...