Guatemala

P4P Bike 150,000: the Whole Story

The Summer 2017 InGear newsletter has some reflections and a partial report on bike number 150,000; the report was partial because at publication time we had collected, packed, and shipped the bike, but it was not yet at its final destination. Here's the whole story. Collected On April 1, 2017, the Long Island Returned Peace Corps Volunteers collected P4P bike number more...

A Guatemala Success Story

Fall 2016 InGear We regularly feature stories of our partners’ customers whose lives have been improved by a bicycle. Here’s a different kind of story: the story of a former employee of our good friends at FIDESMA, our partner in Guatemala, who hired a hard-working young man five years ago and supported him in a series of jobs of ever greater responsibility. Byron more...

Shifting Gears: Pedals for Progress and Sewing Peace Keep the Spirit of Economic Development Afloat

by Patricia Hamill Fall 2016 InGear Adaptability, resilience and initiative. These are the key factors that define success in the world of the NGO and that are the very foundation of Pedals for Progress (P4P), a small, but internationally active nonprofit. Founded in 1991 by David this undertaking was not intended to be part of a charity effort, but a leg up for the more...

FIDESMA report, January 2016

by Margarita Caté de Catú, President of FIDESMA, Guatemala From December 1999 through 2015, we have received from Pedals For Progress 16 containers with 8,160 bikes and 400 sewing machines, which have directly benefited more than 8,560 people and their families. The program has brought important benefits to our organization, to our communities, and to the country more...

2015 Guatemala Photo Album

[Margarita Caté de Catú, President of FIDESMA, our partner in Guatemala, sent in a report on their recent activities. Click here to see her report. She also sent lots of great photos. Here they are.] Sixth-Grade Raffle We donated bicycles for a sixth grade raffle to raise funds to buy uniforms and equipment for their soccer and basketball teams. Children and more...

Guatemala Update

Spring 2015 InGear San Jose Artesanas There is a small town in Cimaltenango, a department of Guatemala, where a group of 17 housewives and mothers have changed their fortunes. San José Poaquil is an isolated area and the residents of this municipality have little opportunity for economic and educational improvement. Still, one particular woman named Marta had the more...

FIDESMA: P4P Partner in Guatemala

FIDESMA is the Fundación Integral de Desarrollo Sostenible y Medio Ambiente, Foundation for Sustainable Development and the Environment. With headquarters in San Andrés Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, FIDESMA was founded in 1998 and has five major programs: agricultural micro-credit, natural medicine, job skills and training, bicycles and environmental more...

Guatemala

Partner: FIDESMA 9,460 bikes (1999 – 2017), 274 sewing machines (2003 – more...

Happy 2015 from FIDESMA – Guatemala

Hola David, Muchos Saludos, Esperamos se encuentre bién, con bendición en su casa. Agradecemos a Usted y su asociación, todo el apoyo que nos da, es un proyecto que beneficia a muchos hogares y familias, hace más feliz la vida de muchos niños, jovenes y personas que jamás pensaban que podían tener una bicicleta para su ayuda personal y laboral. Adjuntamos una more...

High Gear Cyclery and Pedals for Progress Team Up to Change Lives

High Gear Cyclery is pleased to have partnered with Pedals for Progress (P4P), with the first load of 193 kids' bikes being readied for shipment to Guatemala in mid-June, 2014. There will be a container load of previously loved kids bikes from our NJ customers shipped to be distributed to families in Guatemala. Bike-shop-quality kids' bikes are built to last a long time. more...