Projects & Partners
Maya Pedal supports many community projects in collaboration
with local, national and international groups. We provide
training workshops to NGOs interested in implementing pedal
technology in their own communities, including bicycle machine
repair and maintenance and innovative uses of the machines.
Each group brings their own energy and creativity to the project,
helping to successfully meet the needs of diverse communitities.
Technology for Health, Coban
PRODESSA, San Pedro Jocopilas Santa Cruz del Quiche
International Foundation Against Hunger, Jocotan, Chiquimula
Finca PARRAXE, Samayac, Suchitepequez
VALHALLA Organic Macademia Nut Farm,
Indigenous Institute of Santiago, Guatemala City
Maya Pedal works with a number of local groups, working to
implement community-based projects using pedal technology.
Each of the following groups uses bicycle machines to increase
their productive capacity and develop a stronger local economy.
:: Family Group Lirio de los Valles, Chimaltenango
This family group has been very successful producing their
own organic animal feed with a bicycle mill/ corn degrainer
for their farm of chickens, turkeys, ducks, and pigs. They
mill approximately 300 lbs. of feed per day.
:: Women for Development in Action, San Andrés
This local women's collective produces 100% organic aloe
shampoo from plants they grow in their own homes, using the
bicycle blender. The sale of this shampoo helps support their
families and fund their independently-run municipal reforestation
:: Family Group Pachay las Lomas, San Martín
This small family group focuses their energy
on using all types of alternative rural technology. Their
family farm uses a bicycle water pump to tap a clean aquifer
30 meters underground, and a solar roaster for beans. In addition,
they run a small workshop for Microconcrete Tiles using Maya
Pedal's concrete vibrator.
:: Women's Group AZUCENA, San Martín
AZUCENA is made up of a group of 13 families
in the remote area of San Martín. The collective produces
animal feed from their corn harvest using the bicycle corn
degrainer and mill. They also run a spanish literacy project
for indigenous women in the community.
:: Campesino Associaction, San Andrés Itzapa
This is a larger organization in the area, comprised of both
men and women that works to develop efficient organic practices
in agriculture. They use the bicycle mill/corn degrainer to
produce animal feed, and the bicycle blender to produce shampoo.
Thanks to our sponsors, who have helped us in
so many wonderful ways over the years! And also a special
thanks to all the volunteers who have generously dedicated
their time, energy, and inspiration to Maya Pedal.
Pedal Energy Development Alternatives, Vancouver,
PEDAL is the organization that worked hard to get this project
off the ground. They have since faithfully supported Maya
Pedal with funding, materials, skilled volunteers, and most
of all - inspiration. They deserve a huge thank-you!
Bikes Not Bombs,
Bikes Not Bombs supports a number of community projects in
Massechusetts for youth and adults. They have sent us two
containers of used bicycles which have contributed enormously
to the project. Read A Bikes Not Bombs Article
about Maya Pedal.
Working Bikes, Chicago, USA
Working Bikes' recently extended their international support
to include Guatemala by shipping a container of used bicycles
to Maya Pedal.
Sierra Club, BC Chapter
A great project that works on environmental and social issues
from an international perspective. GAIA has supported 4 international
interns to come work with Maya Pedal.
Canadian International Development
CIDA funds international internships for Canadian
youth all over the world. They have sent 4 interns to Maya
Pedal over the last four years. Our interns have each contributed
to the project with professional skills and wonderful enthusiasm.
A retail chain that generously donated more than twenty new
Peace Corps, Guatemala
The Peace Corps works on a number of development
projects all across Guatemala, and has kindly donated used
bicycles to Maya Pedal.
Willie Gibson kindly contributed financially
to th project.