bicycles

Summer 2016 Podcast Featuring Dave

CNN Heroes is a TV special created by CNN to honor individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and who make a difference in their communities. Dave Schweidenback, P4P founder and CEO, was a 2008 CNN Hero for his work with P4P. Shin Fujiyama was a 2009 CNN Hero. He founded Students Helping Honduras, an NGO that runs projects in Honduras to more...

Moldova

Spring 2016 InGear The granddaughter of one of our key volunteers had a bike she had outgrown and she wanted her grandfather to donate it to Pedals for Progress. We wrapped it up with orange tape so we could follow it and then we put it in the front of a container going to Chisnau, Moldova. We thought we had lost track of this bike as we had not heard back from more...

Update from Ghana, Fall 2015

by Kwaku Agyemang Spring 2016 InGear [In November of 2014, P4P sent an entire 40-foot container of just spare bicycle parts to WEBike, our partner in Ghana, West Africa. These parts, valued at a little over $300,000, were a generous donation to P4P from Bell Sports. Here is a report from Kwaku Agyemang, our partner at WEBike in Ghana.] When we got the shipment more...

Bicycles Support Roma Children in Albania

by Ened Mato Spring 2016 InGear December 2015: 2 babies died from the cold. They belonged to the Roma community, one of the most marginalized communities in Albania. Since 1990 they have been in constant movement. They raise their homes near rivers so they have access to water for drinking and cleaning. Simultaneously they do some of the best work that humans do more...

It’s Not Just Any Bike That Will Do

by Patricia Hamill Spring 2016 InGear When requests for donations are made, it’s often assumed that any item, no matter how worn or outdated, is better than none at all. That is correct—for the most part—because old and unwanted cycles definitely can be resurrected, recycled, and repurposed. We have taken even the most well traveled bikes and turned them into more...

Bula Vinaka from Fiji

Spring 2016 InGear My name is Percival Epeli Navolo and I reside on the beautiful tropical land known as the Fiji Islands. Life here on the Island has not fully modernized in certain areas compared to larger countries and many of us live day to day. Here on the Island income levels are low and many do not have the privilege of high-level education, so they cannot more...

FIDESMA report, January 2016

by Margarita Caté de Catú, President of FIDESMA, Guatemala From December 1999 through 2015, we have received from Pedals For Progress 16 containers with 8,160 bikes and 400 sewing machines, which have directly benefited more than 8,560 people and their families. The program has brought important benefits to our organization, to our communities, and to the country more...

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

Partner: Nadi Cycling more...