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Salvadoran Appropriate Technology Center

Naum Antonio Recina Halas was hooked as soon as the fleet of cyclists passed his shoulders, shouting as they navigated the concrete cobblestones of the town of Suchitoto, El Salvador. For three successive weeks at the same hour, they rode by, and Naum admired the confidence with which they made their way down the street on the way out of town. A second-grader himself, and more...

P4P Partners with Airline Ambassadors to Deliver Sewing Machines to El Salvador

Fall 2007 InGear In late spring, P4P was contacted by Airline Ambassadors. They were looking for sewing machines to send to their charity program in El Salvador. Airline Ambassadors International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the United Nations and recognized by the U.S. Congress. It began as a network of airline employees using their pass more...

Letter from Angel Escobar: from Student to Teacher to Business Owner

Fall 2006 InGear We recently received a letter from Angel describing his experience with our El Salvadoran partner CESTA. For more information on CESTA's bicycle program, click more...

CESTA: P4P Partner in El Salvador

24,457 bikes (1995–2012) and 536 sewing machines (2000–2012) shipped CESTA stands for the Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technology. CESTA was founded in 1980 by a group of Professors from the University of El Salvador as a professional organization to promote forms of technology appropriate to the social and environmental conditions of El Salvador. Now more...