Partner Groups

Pedal powered machines from Guatemala

The administrative structure of Maya Pedal consists of the administrative council and a board of directors. The board of directors consists mostly of women representing different partner groups,which meet at Maya Pedal every 2 months for work meetings on a voluntary basis.


Asociación AGRAPTO, San Andres Itzapa

This is agroup that professionally produces shampoos out of aloe, chamomile, basil, rosemary, rose, horsetail, noni, etc. . They use bicycle blender from Maya Pedal to manufacture their products.

 

 

Family Group Pachay Las Lomas, San Martín

This family group focuses its energy on the use of all kinds of alternative rural technology. The family farm uses a bicycle powered waterpump to take advantage of a clean aquifer at 30 meters depth, and a solar toaster for beans. In addition they have a small workshop for tiles out of microcement and microconcrete, using the bicivibradora. The person who runs the tile shop is named Bartolome Sunuc. They have been making the concrete tiles for several years. The process includes making cement and sand tiles, molding the piece for 24 hours to dry, and then setting them in the water for 10 to 15 days. Concrete is more durable than zinc roofing, it does not rust and can be painted to customize the tiles.

 

Womens Group, Chimixaya
We work with them to strengthen leadership, train human rights and try new forms of entrepreneurship. They currently make typical mayan fabrics for sustaining their families and are using a bike mill and a bike blender.

Let Girls Lead
They are strengthening leadership for political advocacy. The coordinated work is aimed at generating new opportunities for girls and adolescents.