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The Bicycle Machines of Guatemala

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The Bicycle Machines of Guatemala

Since 1997, Maya Pedal has been focused on sustainable development in Guatemala. Locals were handed control in 2001. Recycling bicycles from the USA and Canada to create Bicimaquinas or pedal-powered machines is one of the ways the organization benefits the developing nation. But it wasn't always easy. In this video, director Mario Juarez shares how the program kept getting rejected, while also demonstrating the perseverance it took to create a positive impact. { read more }

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