Sunday, April 08, 2012

Maya Pedal - Pedal Powered Machines in Guatemala

Maya Pedal  is a Guatemalan NGO based in San Andres Itzapa. The Guatemala workshop accepts bikes donated from the USA and Canada. The bicycles are either reconditioned to sell or their parts are used to make pedal powered machines (Bicimaquinas).



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.
Thanks Bruce!

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