Moldova

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...

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...

Reporting from Moldova

by Carol Stadden, Peace Corps Volunteer Spring 2015 InGear Greetings from your roving Moldoveneasc Peace Corps volunteer reporter. [caption id="attachment_3513" align="alignright" width="300"] Moldovan teens out for a ride[/caption] It is the middle of winter in Grozesti but that does not stop people from riding their bikes. Many of the roads are impossible to more...

Moldova Shipment Arrives

by Carol Stadden, Peace Corps Volunteer InGear Fall 2014 Walking down the street, strangers stop me and ask when the bikes will arrive. They thank me, sometimes with a hug or even a kiss on the hand. Everyone hopes to buy at least one bike and they are eager for them to come. The school basement has been cleared and new locks have been purchased for the doors as we more...

Sewing Machines in Moldova – Summer 2014

Aneta is a French teacher at the high school. She cares deeply for her students and the community. She spent many hours helping with the logistics of bringing the bicycles and sewing machines to Grozesti. When she was young all the girls learned how to sew, knit, and crochet. Her father was an artist and filled their home with tapestries. Aneta wanted to pass these skills more...

A Personal Note from Moldova

June 2014 We love to hear from people whose lives have been touched by P4P and our partners. We have been contacted by a woman who is connected with the Peace Corps and is in the process of campaigning for P4P to come to Grozesti, Moldova. If all goes well, we will ship to them in early spring. Just one container of bikes can change the lives of people in this small 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...

Diamond Challenge Moldova

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The Man Who Fits the Bikes

by Andrei Rusanovschi Fall 2005 InGear He started repairing old Soviet bikes in his apartment to earn money for food. He built up his skill of talent and sweat. Bikes have changed his way of life and he changed the way bikes run across Stefan Voda and, ultimately, across Moldova. Stefan Voda is a small city, situated not far from the Black Sea, and not too far from more...

A Second Program Opens in Moldova

by Darren Enterline, Peace Corps Volunteer Fall 2009 InGear Few people outside of Europe have ever heard of the Republic of Moldova. What those few usually do know is that the former Soviet Republic has the dubious distinction of consistently being the poorest nation in Europe. While many of the former Soviet-controlled states have thrived as independent democracies, more...