Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

Maya Pedal, Agrapto, and Riseup are transforming the lives of women and girls and boys from communities in Guatemala. Added value products assist Mayans in stepping up from a primary-resource based economy.

 For its part, Maya Pedal provides a variety of bicycle powered machines to reduce subsistence labor and thus raise incomes. Women and girls find equal place in the Maya Pedal shop. 

Agrapto women’s co-op markets and sells native plant products and typical fabric products and jewelry.

Simply put, less time on farm labor helps boys and girls find time for school. Educated kids make more money and better educated families stay together instead of attempting dangerous immigration seeking farm labor.



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