Fiji

New Partner in Fiji: Rise beyond the Reef

Fall 2016 InStitch In a shipment of bicycles to Fiji sponsored by the Friends of Fiji, Sewing Peace included 20 sewing machines which were donated to Rise beyond the Reef, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization focused on improving the educational infrastructure, health, safety and economic development opportunities for women and children throughout rural communities of more...

Bula Vinaka from Fiji

Spring 2016 InGear My name is Percival Epeli Navolo and I reside on the beautiful tropical land known as the Fiji Islands. Life here on the Island has not fully modernized in certain areas compared to larger countries and many of us live day to day. Here on the Island income levels are low and many do not have the privilege of high-level education, so they cannot more...

A 23-year Relationship with Fiji

by David Schweidenback Fall 2015 One of the things about Pedals for Progress that makes us most proud is the tenure of commitment we share with our partners overseas. Indeed, our oldest partner, EcoBici, in Rivas, Nicaragua, has been receiving shipments regularly since 1992: in the last 23 years, we've delivered 24,214 bikes and 182 sewing machines there. After more...

Letter from Fiji

Bula Vinaka, Greetings from Fiji Between 1993 and 2002 we were lucky enough to receive six shipments totaling 1012 bicycles from Pedals for Progress. We were very successful reaching at-risk youth, teaching them basic mechanics and instilling in them a love for cycling. Due to a variety of reasons both personal and political I was not able to keep the program more...