I wrote a little something about this a while back; see the post about the Bicimáquinas. Matt, from Makeshift sent me this link and asked me to share it. Have a look. It is pretty inspiring to see Makers of this caliber.
From their YouTube page:
“Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with Autodesk, profiles unexpected makers and designers who are developing creative climate solutions.
This video profiles the inspiring work of Maya Pedal, a Guatemalan organization that produces “bicimaquinas,” or bicycle-powered machines. The income-generating devices range from blenders to milling machines. Along with clever engineering, director Mario Juarez has succeeded in fostering pride in the community’s work.
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While you’re at it, have a look at their quarterly magazine at http://mkshft.org.