Working with the Dariu Foundation of Switzerland, Pedals for Progress shipped two containers to Vietnam in 2011 and 2012, totaling 1135 bicycles. The bicycles were distributed by the Vinh Long Union of Friendship Organization in the upper Mekong Delta. Vietnam has very strict import laws and we had not been able to get permission to bring in bikes since 2012.
We were recently contacted by the Dariu Foundation and were very happy to hear that the situation with the import of our bicycles has changed. The Dariu Foundation has been granted an import permit to bring four containers of bicycles into Vietnam in the next two years.