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Maya Pedal

The Amazing Bicycle Machines of Guatemala

Since 1997, Maya Pedal, a Guatemalan owned NGO has designed and manufactured pedal-powered machines from used bicycles. Bicycle machines, bicycle machines, become water pumps, corn cobbers, grain mills, coffee bean de-pulpers, concrete roof tile maker and more.

Our machines:

  • reduce farm labor
  • raise income
  • provide clean wate
  • create small businesses


Why bicycles?

  • Maya Pedal believes simple solutions are usually the best solutions, even for complex problems.
  • Bicycles are appropriate technology for economies where electric energy is not available or not affordable.
  • Bike machines are relatively inexpensive, user maintained and repaired, and emit no pollution.
  • Leg driven pedal powered machines generate about 5 times the energy and productivity as arm powered machines and are generally 20 times faster than hand work.

 

Client Testimonials

 

“Thankful to God and the people who support us to continue helping many people in rural areas.”

Mario Juarez
DIRECTOR guatemala

 

 

 

“I am involved because I love the integrity of the project.” The operation and management are very frugal. “The bicycle machines are simple but clever, sturdy but affordable solutions to difficult problems.”

Dave Renfrow
Project Coordinator USA