bicycles

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...

Loading a Container for Albania

On Saturday, 14 November 2015, a beefed up P4P crew loaded the eighth container bound for EcoVolis, our partner in Albania. Loading is one of the P4P activities that happens behind the scenes, and the loading is a marvel to behold. These loadings take a combination of long experience, mechanical engineering, spatial awareness, young backs and muscles, brute strength, more...

Fiji

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A 23-year Relationship with Fiji

by David Schweidenback Fall 2015 One of the things about Pedals for Progress that makes us most proud is the tenure of commitment we share with our partners overseas. Indeed, our oldest partner, EcoBici, in Rivas, Nicaragua, has been receiving shipments regularly since 1992: in the last 23 years, we've delivered 24,214 bikes and 182 sewing machines there. After more...

Klodi, a New Bike Owner in Albania

by Ened Mato Fall 2015 InGear Pedaling towards freedom... This is a story about a 7-year-old boy named Klodi. Because of a vendetta initiated by his father and the resulting threats from another family, Klodi has lost his opportunity to go to school and to learn basic mathematics and how to read and write. Klodi is one of 70 similar children who share the same more...

Letter from Fiji

Bula Vinaka, Greetings from Fiji Between 1993 and 2002 we were lucky enough to receive six shipments totaling 1012 bicycles from Pedals for Progress. We were very successful reaching at-risk youth, teaching them basic mechanics and instilling in them a love for cycling. Due to a variety of reasons both personal and political I was not able to keep the program more...

Guatemala Update

Spring 2015 InGear San Jose Artesanas There is a small town in Cimaltenango, a department of Guatemala, where a group of 17 housewives and mothers have changed their fortunes. San José Poaquil is an isolated area and the residents of this municipality have little opportunity for economic and educational improvement. Still, one particular woman named Marta had the more...

Frontier Tourism in Moldova

by Alex Gutsaga Spring 2015 InGear Did you know that the #1 wine country in the world is still unknown? Imagine a friendly country, where everyone is eating fresh organic food, drinking clean domestic wine from grapes they have grown themselves, and all the local traditions are about hospitality and making guests happy—this is Moldova! Moldova is a small more...

Iowa Update

by Tim Weitzel Spring 2015 InGear For the second time, Dave has asked me to write an update on the “Iowa operation”. I would report that P4P in Iowa is very much a mixed bag as we begin the 2015 collection season. On one hand, we are enthusiastic, have established a recognizable “brand”, have many supporters, and the supply of used bikes and volunteers is more...

Costa Rica Update

Spring 2015 InGear [caption id="attachment_3507" align="alignright" width="225"] Carlos making his daily drop off[/caption] Carlos Camacho lives at the bottom of the hamlet in Dulce Nombre de Coronado, Costa Rica. He works in the workshop of a flag factory located near Coronado. He put a basket on his bicycle so he could begin to deliver vegetables and fruit to some more...