bicycles

Give Smiles With a Bicycle!

by Ened Mato Spring 2014 InGear How nice it is to donate a smile! It is a grim fact that some Albanians face the indifference of passers by and the silence of fellow citizens in general. Many children are mired in a cycle of hopeless days without experiencing the joys of a real childhood and, confused, stare straight into the future without a sense of hope. Nearly more...

Miranda Family

Due to its warm, sunny climate, Tacares de Grecia in the Alajuela Province is one of Costa Rica’s main areas for growing tomatoes, the dry season being the most suitable for planting crops. The Miranda Family owns a small plot for producing tomatoes. They distribute and sell their goods through roadside vendors as well as deliver tomatoes directly to customers using more...

Thank you from Moldova

Dear Friends, Family and Supporters, We are all so happy to be sending out this short video to thank you for your generous contributions to our Indiegogo campaign to get Tudor, Tamara, and Inesa to the USA for the Final Pitch of the Diamond Challenge 2014. While here, the group will partake in many start-up related activities with other youth from America, go to a more...

Costa Rica Success Stories

Spring 2014 InGear Santiago 23-year old Santiago Romero lives in La Guacima in the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica with his wife and two daughters, who are 1 and 3 years old. Santiago’s wife spends her day at home with the children and additionally takes care of Santiago’s sister’s two kids in the mornings. There are many factories and corporations in La more...

Diamond Challenge Moldova

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Bicycles Become Instrumental in Saving an Endangered Region in Nicaragua

Spring 2014 InGear An enormous amount of our work here at P4P is based on reaching out to people and organizations for the support we need to keep our bike collections a success and our partners supplied with cycles and parts for maintenance and repair. When an organization initiates the contact, it tells us our efforts are working and we are making a difference. Most more...

House of Colors – Albania

Dear David, This Christmas we donated another 20 bicycles to “Shtwpiza e Ngjyrave”, “House of Colors”. This house is a kids' center that hosts more than 120 children every day. These children are in a “street situation”, working and begging. “Make them smile” is the campaign of bike donations. This is the seventh kids' center P4P bicycles have more...

ECOLOBICI – Holiday Message

We recently received a great holiday email from our Guatemalan Partners ECOLOBICI: Hi David, We have just finished the inventory of our last container. The shipment looks great with the sewing machines that will go to a women's group in a community outside of San Andrés Itzapa. The shipment of parts and soccer equipment will also go to great use. Everyone is more...

Final Capital Campaign Update

When I won the Rolex award in 2000, I convinced the Board to start a Capital Campaign for building a permanent facility. While we raised  significant funds, we never met our goal. Furthermore it has since been decided our resources are better off helping people, than owning a facility  and we have excellent rental space. When the banks collapsed in 2007 we had more...

Country Update: Ghana

by Joseph Matar Fall 2013 InGear Pedals for Progress seeks to stimulate the economy of developing countries through its work. This would be impossible without the cooperation and tireless efforts of its partners throughout the world. One such partner is Wright Enterprises, a company that imports consumer goods to Ghana. Working in conjunction with P4P, Wright more...