Nicaragua

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...

Sewing Machines in Kyrgyzstan and Beyond

Spring 2009 InGear Over the years, word got around that, in addition to bicycles, we were recycling used sewing machines. This practice started somewhat by accident, and gradually became a regular part of our work. Initially, “Treadles for Progress” simply meant sending along several refurbished sewing machines with our bike shipments. Since sewing machines are more...

Pablo Urbina, Nicaragua

Fall 2005 InGear Pablo Urbina is a clothes salesman in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, who uses his bicycle as a store. Before he bought his bicycle from EcoTec he had to rely on public transportation to go from village to village selling his goods. Now he saves money and can work on his own schedule by using his more...

Mario Artola, Nicaragua

Fall 2005 InGear Mario Artola bought his bike from EcoTec 2 years ago. He is an agricultural engineer in Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua, and has to travel 12km daily to his work site. When Mario uses his bike instead of taking the bus he saves 12 Cordabas daily, which translates into 360 Cordobas a month. He has also referred his 12 employees to EcoTec where they have more...

Teaching Sewing in Nicaragua

Spring 2005 InGear Pedals for Progress is a non-profit corporation devoted to global economic development. It has strived to improve economic prosperity in developing communities through a simple, yet challenging, bicycle collection, shipping, and distribution process. Our organization, however, is much more than biking enthusiasts trying to help others. Over the years more...

EcoBici Program Anticipates 2000 Bikes per Year

Summer 2004 InGear As reported in the last issue of InGear, the initial shipment of bicycles to EcoBici in Rivas, Nicaragua, was funded by the Claerbout Family in memory of their late son, Jos, an avid cyclist with a passionate interest in Latin American development and social justice. Ecobici’s inaugural shipment arrived on April 29, 2003, and became the foundation more...

Nicaragua’s Fifth Anniversary for Pedals for Progress

by John Griffin Spring/Summer 1996 InGear [caption id="attachment_3057" align="alignleft" width="249"] Produce delivery in Rivas, Nicaragua[/caption] 1996 in Rivas, Nicaragua, signaled the fifth consecutive year that Pedals for Progress has been supplying bicycles and spare parts to the Asociación de Desarollo Comunitario, a small Nicaraguan cooperative. The more...

Meals on Wheels in Rivas

by John Griffin Spring/Summer 1996 InGear Adan de Jesus Solís Vilchez and his wife Luz Maria start off their day even earlier than most Nicaraguans. Being up and working by 4 a.m. enables them a few hours free from the hot tropical sun and humid air. [caption id="attachment_3449" align="alignright" width="244"] Adan prepares for lunch delivery in more...