Maya Pedal

January 27, 2014

Maya Pedal

From their website!

Center of Bicycle Technology

Maya Pedal is a Guatemalan NGO based in San Andrés Itzapa. We accept bikes donated from the USA and Canada which we either recondition to sell, or we use the components to build a range of “Bicimaquinas“, (pedal powered machines).

Pedal power can be harnessed for countless applications which would otherwise require electricity (which may not be                     available) or hand power (which is far more effort). Bicimaquinas are easy and enjoyable to use. They can be built using locally     available materials and can be easily adapted to suit the needs of local people. They free the user from rising energy costs, can be used anywhere, are easy to maintain, produce no pollution and provide healthy exercise.

We make water pumps, grinders, threshers, tilemakers, nut shellers, blenders (for making soaps and shampoos as well as food products), trikes, trailers and more.

Read more on their website!!

 

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