Appropriate Technology Collaborative

The Appropriate Technology Collaborative creates sustainable technologies that promote economic growth and improve the quality of life for low income people worldwide. We design, develop, demonstrate, and distribute affordable technologies. Working in collaboration with local talent and other nonprofits (NGOs) we create solutions that are culturally sensitive, environmentally responsible and locally repairable in order to improve the quality of life and reduce adverse impacts on the environment.
Jan 4, 2016

Amaranth Winnowing Machine Success!

Angelica testing the hand-power option
Angelica testing the hand-power option

Wow! We made it!

Thank you so much for supporting appropriate technolgogy development as we lifted this innovative project off the ground on a shoestring budget.

"I see it as a final product already, there is no need to modify it at all." 

                                                                                 - Angelica, Amaranth Cooperative leader

 It's been amazing to work with the Cooperative leaders, who critiqued the machine, brainstormed better solutions, suggested major changes (that worked!) and are taking action right away to put the machine to maximum use. 

We've all been working really hard for this. And we want to share with you what you've helped us achieve.  

                  Watch our Video Report to meet Angelica and see the machine at work!

 

                    This wouldn't have happened without you and people like you, individual donors who care.  

                                                                THANK YOU GLOBALGIVING DONORS!




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Dec 30, 2015

New Year, New Light!

Analy and Lidia Celebrate in Solar Class
Analy and Lidia Celebrate in Solar Class

Wow! We made it!

Thank you so much for supporting Mayan Power and Light as we lifted this innovative project off the ground on a shoestring budget.  It's been amazng to see our solar saleswomen step up to this opportunity in their first month of business this December.  

We've all been working really hard for this. And we want to share with you, what you've helped us achieve so far, and how wide our horizons are as we look into the future.  

Watch our video to learn more about what YOU made possible this year and next.  

We've come so far this year and we wouldn't have made ends meet without our individual donors on GlobalGiving. 

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Dec 17, 2015

Honey for Sale!

New Labels and Bottles!
New Labels and Bottles!

Wow,  these kids really took our investment seriously. The Honey Cooperative sends you a big THANK YOU for belieiving in them this year!

From January's loss of members, loss of bee hives, low honey production and low morale...

We're now producing more honey, reaching new markets and stabilizing their business plan to make a sustainable income!

 

Miel Q'aniel, the cooperative's official name has now branded their product "Utz Kab" Tzutujil for Good Honey.

They are using beautiful recycled wine and rum bottles for containers now, and will be adding a label in English explaining the environmental benefits of honey production for a sustainable local economy. 

They've also started publicity campaigns on Facebook to recieve visitors and sell honey, delivered to your door!

 

Your help has made a huge impact on these young entrepreneur's lives. I see so much more positivity in their attitudes towards the future, now that their fledgling project is coming off the ground.

Much more than environmental sustainability and income-earning opportunities, your investment in the Youth Group's honey cooperative has given them hope for the future and the motivation to keep going despite the obstacles.

An anonymous donor is matching monthly donations over $25 this December up to $200!

Please consider signing up to support Giovani, Jeremias and their Co-op friends with apiculture training and business consulting to help them stabilize their microbusiness to earn a profit they can re-invest from.

 

The Bee Boys believe in their power to change their lives. We do too. 

Utz Kab - Good Honey has new labels and bottles!
Utz Kab - Good Honey has new labels and bottles!
Giovani and Jeremias with their new presentation
Giovani and Jeremias with their new presentation

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