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The Amazing Bike Machines of Guatemala

Bike machines or “bicimaquinas,” are changing people’s lives in San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala. The unique stationary bicycles have been altered to function as human powered machines that can do things like blend, wash clothes, and shell nuts. Made of discarded, eco-friendly parts, they are the brainchild of locally run non-profit Maya Pedal. Not only are these machines functional and economical, they also contribute health benefits. If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.