Ghana

P4P in Ghana: WEBike, OKURASE, Sew for Sisterhood

WEBike For Pedals for Progress to get our bicycles to the smallest towns at the end of the road where the need for them is greatest, we need to find a local partner organization that has robust distribution potential. While most of our overseas partners are nonprofits, in a few instances we have chosen to work with effective for-profit organizations. Wright Enterprises more...

Stitch Quilting Arts Magazine, Spring 2010

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Helping Children: Soccer Equipment in Ghana

Spring 2010 InGear [caption id="attachment_2887" align="alignleft" width="300"] Recipients of soccer equipment from the Westchester NY Cycle Club[/caption] In the United States, it’s a common sight to see kids in schoolyards and backyards, on the beach or on the street, get together to play a casual game of football or just to toss the pigskin around. The same is more...

Visiting Our Partners in Ghana

by Dave Schweidenback Spring 2008 InGear There is no sleek air-conditioned tube when you disembark from the jet at the Tema airport. Rather, you walk down a set of circa-1950 mobile stairs to the hot tarmac, and you instantly realize you’re in a third world country as the pungent smell of wood-fuel cooking stoves assaults your nose. The airport was bedecked with the more...

Pedals for Progress in Ghana

2004 InGear Since January 1st, 2000, Pedals for Progress has shipped 4,903 bicycles to five separate partners in Ghana. Although there are many bicycles in Ghana already (and new bicycles are generally available), the cost of a new or locally resold bicycle is well beyond the economic reach of many Ghanaians. Thus, the ability to import used bicycles from us allows our more...

Pedals for Progress in Ghana

Spring 2004 InGear Since January 1st, 2000, Pedals for Progress has shipped 4,903 bicycles to five separate partners in Ghana. Although there are many bicycles in Ghana already (and new bicycles are generally available), the cost of a new or locally resold bicycle is well beyond the economic reach of many Ghanaians. Thus, the ability to import used bicycles from us more...

A Cycle-Wheelchair in Ada, Ghana

Spring 2002 InGear I had come searching for Akrofi Augustine while visiting the Volta River Estuary community of Ada, home to the Nene Ocansey I Technical Center (NEKOTECH), one of two Pedals for Progress partners in Ghana. Pedals for Progress has shipped four containers of bicycles and parts to NEKOTECH beginning in late 2000, and already there are more than 1,000 more...

COMWELF: Doing Well in Bawku District, Ghana

Fall 2001 InGear As Pedals for Progress crosses the 10,000 bicycle per year production mark, Africa is receiving more and more bikes, both in total numbers and as a share of overall production. Over the last decade, seven countries in Africa—most significantly South Africa, Ghana, and Eritrea—have received 6,600 bikes, over half of them in the last 18 months since more...

Creating Hope in Ada, Ghana

by Lomo Tanihu Fall 2001 InGear I am Lomo Tanihu, now 19. I left school ten years ago when my parents could no longer afford to send me. I cannot read or write. In spite of this setback, I decided then that even if I did not go to school, I would still be somebody. But instead of achieving through learning, I would do it through bike-riding. Bikes are expensive in more...