Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Sewing Update

Summer 2017 InStitch Of the 30 sewing machines received, 23 have been repaired. These machines have greatly improved the lives of our beneficiaries, helping give low-income families in our region a way to earn valuable income for their families. Because many of our beneficiaries are single parents, our beneficiaries use them to run businesses out of their homes, more...

Kyrgyzstan, a land beyond

by David Schweidenback Fall 2016 InStitch In preparing for this newsletter I tried to reach out to a number of programs from a number of years ago trying to get some feedback as to the longevity of the sewing machines we ship. Programs are always excited when they receive a shipment but my goal was to ask how they would feel about it six or eight years later. Did it more...

Kyrgyzstan

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Good News from Kyrgyzstan!

When we initiated new programs we very diligently investigate our potential new partner. The 1st obvious reason is to select the best partners overseas. The 2nd reason is we realize, especially with sewing machine programs, we have very little ability to monitor many of these far-flung programs. In fact, to monitor the program is often more expensive than supplying the 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...

Sewing Machines Shipped to Kyrgyzstan, Our Newest Partner

Summer 2008 InGear [caption id="attachment_2624" align="alignleft" width="198"] Roberto with his community partners[/caption] Most of our projects, and indeed our very first projects, are in Latin America. Nicaragua is where we got our start, and Pedals for Progress founder, Dave Schweidenback, got the initial idea for the organization while stationed as a Peace more...