The project owner
anne van bergen
- San Andrés Itzapa
This project will raise funds to build blender bikes, which will be used in Holland to raise funds to build blender bikes for a community of 50 Mayan people in Guatemala. These pedal-powered "blender bikes" will support the local Mayan people by helping them produce commercial and natural products as well as a provide a sustainable income, all with zero electrical costs.
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries of Latin America with more than 50% of the population living in poverty, and foreign investment has been damaged by the political and economic unrest. There are simply no job opportunities available, which results in little to no incomes and widespread poverty. This project is a modern and fresh approach to generating clean power and income.
This project will build the blender bicycles in Guatemala so they can be easily adapted to suit the needs of local people. The bicycles can be used anywhere, have zero electrical costs, are easy to maintain, produce no pollution and provide healthy exercise.
- The locals of San Andrés Itzapa. We support the locals to use pedal powered machines by themselves. Pedal power can be harnessed for countless applications, which would otherwise, require electricity (which may not be available) or hand power.
Why (Project owners drive)
you tube video - link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2agir3xepuQ&feature=player_embedded
Relation between the project partner (excecution) and the project owner (fundraising)
For-Profit Organisation - Applicant is an Employer of Contact Person (Unpaid)
Building the Bike
- -bike investment: buying 2nd hand bike & bathtub - fixing & drawing: transforming into blender bike
Fundraising at Festivals
- -buying ingredients and supplies to make shakes and other products for the festivals