Cochabamba Pedal Project
Pedaling forward towards healthier and happier communities
Founded in 2014 by Freddy Candia-Aguilar, Cocha Pedal has built over a dozen bicimáquinas that have provided creative answers to some of the difficult problems facing the community of Cochabamba.
They are trying to find sustainable solutions that provide communities the opportunity to emerge from poverty in Cochabamba, Bolivia. For that they are partnering with local NGOs, community organizations, schools, non-profit organizations, and for-profit entities—all with the goal of creating lasting, community-based solutions to the challenges of poverty in Cochabamba.
To understand more about their actions with the bicycles, here one of their project which is called “Pedal-operated Corn De-grainer”. The aim of this bicimáquina is to help rural families to de-grain their corn more easily whereas before that they had to de-grain their corn by hand, which is laborious and strenuous on one’s hands.