Training of women as bicycle technicians

Guatemala

The bicycle-machines are an ecological alternative that proposes to replace motors that consume electricity or petroleum derivatives by ecological bicycle-machines.

Location
Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    28%raised
    • SantaFixie clients 579€
  • Direct beneficiaries 30

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 90

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Maya Pedal

Budget

  • Staff 2.000€
  • Total 2.000€
2.000€

Description

Maya Pedal is an organization that works to improve the living conditions of Guatemalan families, while at the same time contributing in each of their actions to the environment. Maya Pedal is a pioneer in the creation of bicycle-machines that are driven with the force of pedals, through human propulsion.

The bicycle-machines are efficient tools that serve to support the family economy, generating much more power than any manual method. These machines that use the power of pedaling to operate appliances such as blenders, washing machines, water pumps... without needing electricity. Each bicycle-machine is handcrafted in the workshop of Maya Pedal, using used bicycles, wood and metal. They have designed 21 functional and economic models.

Project objectives

Empower and train adolescent women, motivating the learning of the existing models of bicycle-machines.

Develop skills and abilities in adolescent women who have dropped out of school, providing them with a range of opportunities to work within the bicycle sector.

Activities

  • To train teenagers who have left school so that they can work as bicycle and bicycle-machines technicians.
  • To create a demonstration center for each bicycles model.

Who will benefit?

With € 2,000, 30 teenagers between the ages of 14-19 from San Andrés Itzapa (Guatemala) will be trained as bicycle and bicycle-machines technicians.

Updates & Links

Maya Pedal (website)

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