Maya Pedal since 2001 is a Guatemala registered, owned and managed NGO, originally assisted in 1998 by Canadian organization PEDAL. We have 20 years of experience in designing and manufacturing bicycle machines, (bicimaquinas), wand are located in the friendly, authentic, working in the town of San Andrés Itzapa, which is 65% Kaqchikel, Maya.
Our work teaches and supports increased productivity for elevating family income, through use of appropriate technology- bicycle machines.
Maya Pedal provides facilites and is closely associated with several local improvement organizations and groups such as Las Niñas Lideran, Let Girls Lead, which provides training in advocacy and human rights leading to economic empowerment and related projects for women and girls. Let Girls Lead also addresses the topic of garbage litter and environmental education through participating in the campaigns Clean Guatemala.
Our partner group Agrapto, a women owned co-op produces and sells “typical”, (native plant based) shampoos with the help of Maya Pedal pedal powered machines, and fabric products, which augment the basic family agrarican based income.
Maya Pedal in 2017 constructed basic housing for 60 impoverished families in numerous locations in the vicinity of San Andres Itzapa. In 2018 our primary housing related effort is to provide clean water for families, (please see tab “adopt a neighborhood for further information).
Hostel Maya is now open to make full use of our new volunteer quarters. Visitors and volunteers from around the world gather for interesting conversation and and and stimulating work See tab for information.
Areas of work:
We hope you like this short video about Maya Pedal: