Nicaragua

Cycling Cowboys

by Patricia Hamill Winter 2012 InGear When asked to think about ranches and cowboys, many Americans picture John Wayne charging after rustlers or even James Stewart riding easily along, bell gently ringing as it swings from his saddle horn. Some think about modern ranchers using helicopters to move the herds and blocking off watering holes to force the animals (and more...

Photos from EcoBici – Nicargua

[caption id="attachment_1332" align="alignleft" width="300"] Juan Santamaria lives in a rural area of Nicaragua. He rides his bicycle every day from the countryside to the city selling firewood[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1331" align="alignleft" width="300"] Javier Ruiz and Pedro Reyes are sugar cane Farmers. Each day they ride 15km from their homes to the farms more...

05/05/12 Pedals for Progress ships Rivas #50

Since a warm November day in 1991, we have shipped a whole lotta bikes to Rivas, Nicaragua. If there were a Rip van Winkle in Rivas, he would awake to a city he could not recognize. Old Rip would have never seen dedicated bicycle lanes along the Pan-American Highway with traffic lights for bicycles to cross the formerly dangerous highway. Bicycle cargo vehicles and more...

A One-Woman Operation

InGear Fall 2005 Scarlet Bello, or Karla as she is more widely known, owns and runs EcoBicicletas in Rivas, Nicaragua. She opened her shop 3 years ago but her relationship with Pedals for Progress goes back at least 10 years. Karla began working with P4P’s partner Grupo Sofonias in Jinotepe, Nicaragua in 1997. Karla was the manager of the bicycle shop. As such she more...

Nicaragua #32 Arrives in Rivas

October 23rd, 2011 - Nicargua #32 arrived at the EcoBici store front. Here are some photos of the new shipment. [caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignnone" width="819" caption="Happy Customer"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_999" align="alignnone" width="819" caption="Karla evaluating the bicycles for the shop"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_997" more...

Nicaragua Sewing Machine Program

In the developing world, in the hands of someone who knows how to use one, a sewing machine means instant income. The following two profiles are fairly typical examples of how sewing machines help people in the developing world, whether in Latin America, Africa, or Eastern Europe. Juan Carlos and Migdalia Dávila For years, Juan Carlos Dávila worked by day as a more...

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...

Letter from Happy Customers in Rivas, Nicaragua

  Dear P4P, I just wanted to take a moment and share with you our experience and say thanks for Pedals 4 Progress. For much of 2007 and nearly all of 2008 my wife and I served as volunteer missionaries (in other words we paid all of our own expenses) in the vicinity of Rivas, Nicaragua. We were on a tight budget and very quickly we found ourselves in more...

EcoBicicletas: P4P Partner in Nicaragua

EcoBicicletas ("EcoBici") is our partner in Nicaragua. EcoBicicletas is located in Rivas, Nicaragua, in the southwestern part of the country between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua. Rivas, where we've shipped since 1992, is the oldest of our active programs, and we have sent more bikes to Nicaragua—more than 42,000—than to any other location. EcoBici more...