This is a pedal powered washing machine developed by a team of volunteers at Mayapedal. The design is simple to build, maintain, and operate. Throughout Guatemala and the developing world, laundry is still largely done by hand. This is a very time consuming process. The pedal washing machine provides an alternative to hand washing or expensive and inefficient electric machines. In many remote areas with no electricty people are developing very innovative ways to do work with no dependency on fossil fuels. Richer countries could learn a lot from that!
Mayapedal is a Guatemalan NGO dedicated to support the basic family economy, through the design and distribution of bicycle machines, providing an efficient alternative for the rural development of Guatemala.