Rising from the Ashes

Two engineers in Gaza have found an innovative use for the rubble and ash that are, unfortunately, in no short supply where they are living. Majd Mashharawi and Rawan Abddllaht, or the “Gaza Girls,” have created “GreenCake” blocks, which are cheaper, eco-friendly, and lightweight building materials.

Soon, the women will mass produce GreenCakes in order to rebuild tens of thousands of destroyed houses. Their invention is also a creative solution to the blockades in place that make construction materials expensive and hard to come by in Gaza.

Image via GreenCake’s IndiGogo page


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