Water pump motors propel bicycles, clothes dryers are repurposed into coconut shredders.
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The electric engine from the widely-owned Soviet Aurika washing machine is commonly repurposed.
Childrens’ toys built from glue bottles and plastic bottle caps.
“Unfortunately, all of this creativity is motivated by profound poverty and desperation.