Pedal-powered washing machine costs less than $40 to make

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There have been a number of laundry-based innovations featured on Springwise in the past few years, including ones with a charitable slant such as the Tide Loads of Hope campaign and the Method donate and wash truck. Hoping to make a real change in poorer areas is the GiraDora, a portable pedal-powered washing machine produced at an affordable price. Aimed at communities that lack the money and electricity to keep modern washing machines – where laundry tasks can eat up six hours per day – the GiraDora consists of a plastic tub with a foot-powered spinning mechanism. Users can fill…

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