Ghana

Mr. Mahmudu

by Fuseni Bense Fall 2014 InGear Mr. Mahmudu is a native of Kidal from Northern Mali who moved to Ghana due to the conflict in his hometown (Kilda) where he lived before. Because of the extent of the conflict and the threat involved, he tried to move his wife and six kids to southern Mali in order to escape the risk involved in the fighting.[caption 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...

Sewing Machine Success in Ghana

   Coming from a poor background, Ama Attah became a seamstress’ apprentice, hoping to learn and eventually use the skill to improve her family’s financial standing. However, shortly after the completion of her apprenticeship, Ama’s sewing machine was one day accidentally knocked from a table to the ground, damaging it beyond repair. As a result of more...

Esi and her school transport

Esi is a teenager who lives in a small village in the Nkwanta North District of the Volta Region. She is a student at Nkwanta Senior High School. The school is located so far away from where Esi lives that it would take her two hours to walk there. With the school day beginning at 7AM, Esi had no choice but to be up every morning well before 5 in order to be sure to get more...

The Sponge Man

by Patricia Hamill Winter 2012 InGear Opoku is a trader who deals in sponges. A lot of sponges if he is lucky. He reaches his potential customers by travelling around and hawking (calling out) his wares. Before Opoku received his bicycle, a usual day saw him transporting the sponges by hanging them around his shoulders, strapping the rest on his back, and heading off more...

On a Bicycle Built for Two

by Patricia Hamill Winter 2012 InGear While many of our readers have seen some fun and funky bikes being ridden by their happy new owners, we thought it was interesting to include this photo of a model that we don’t often see around our own towns. Well, yes, if you live by the seaside, it may not be such a novelty, but tandem bikes are not the norm for certain. This more...

Ghana

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Ghana Says “Medaase”

Spring 2010 InGear [caption id="attachment_2587" align="alignleft" width="300"] Project OKURASE building in Ghana[/caption] Project OKURASE, in Ghana, recently received their second container from Pedals for Progress, bringing the overall numbers shipped there to over 1,000 bicycles, 100 sewing machines, and even some soccer gear. These shipments have given a more...

Project OKURASE, Ghana

Fall 2009 InGear A member of the Board of Project OKURASE contacted P4P earlier this year specifically looking for the donation of sewing machines. P4P was very interested in the project and wished to be of assistance. Through the good graces of our Ghanaian partner, WEBikes, we were able to get twelve sewing machines delivered to Project OKURASE. While this first more...

A Bike Shop in Ghana

Summer 2011 InGear This bike shop, located in Koforidua, Ghana, supplies employment for two mechanics and services this community with bike sales and repair facilities. It is one of the many small bike shops supplied by our Ghanaian partner WEBikes. WEBikes distributes P4P bikes to many small entrepreneurs throughout the southern and eastern parts of Ghana. WEBikes has more...