The administrative structure of Maya Pedal, consists of the administrative council and a board of directors. The board of directors are mostly of women representing partner groups. The board meets at Maya Pedal every 2 months on a voluntary basis.
Association AGRAPTO, San Andres Itzapa
AGRAPTO produces and markets shampoos from 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-run group focuses on the use of all kinds of alternative rural technology. The family farm uses a water-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 micro-cement and micro-concrete, using the bi-vibrator. The person who runs the tile shop is named Bartolome Sunuc. They have been making the concrete tiles for many 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
Maya Pedal was called by community organizer and teacher Rosalia to assist with micro-enterprise machines in the village and invited Let Girls Lead to work with them to strengthen leadership among the girls, educate and train about 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, San Andres Itzapa
The organization Rise Up – Let Girls Lead is training young women for leadership in political advocacy such as their successful effort in 2017 to raise child marriage age. Their work also involves generating new economic opportunities for girls and adolescents.
Volunteers and bike touristsFrom around the world volunteers, often by traveling by bicycle, stop to learn and volunteer to make the Amazing Bicycle Machines of Guatemala. If you or your group is interested in a volunteer opportunity at Maya Pedal in fabulous Guatemala please write. We can help you plan a life changing experience.
Bike CollectivesOur deep gratitude goes to Missoula Free Cycle, Bad Medicine Bike Shop in Libby Montana, Glacier Cyclery in Whitefish Montana, Over the Mountain in Columbia Falls Montana, CCC, community cycle and Velo Cult in Portland, Oregon and so many good people donating bicycles to the important work of Maya Pedal. Their effort in 2017 shipping 400 bicycles and many tools is already put to work in Latin America.
Is the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations which leads efforts to defeat hunger. FAO in Chiqimula recently asked Maya Pedal to develop a machine to assist jute fiber extraction from agave leaves. Other machines are planned.
Is a Guatemalan NGO in Santa Lucia Lachua, Alta Verapaz and 34 surrounding communities of the Maya Q’eqchi’ heritage. Clean water and maize harvest and processing is the primary focus for Maya Pedal and ADAWA
Maya Pedal’s relationship with Rotary is primarily related to clean water. This international organization has 1.2 million members.