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GiraDora: Safe Agua
Winner - Platinum
Designer: Alex Cabunoc, Ji A You
Design Type: Product, Appliance, Universal
Company / Organization / School: DesignMatters @ ArtCenter College
GiraDora, a human-powered washer and spin dryer, increases the efficiency and improves the experience of hand-washing clothes, for women living without access to running water. The user sits on the drum-like appliance and pumps the pedal with her foot, which agitates, cleans, rinses, then spins-dries clothes. For under $40, GiraDora’s comfortable and ergonomic operation more than doubles productivity, increases health, and affords opportunities to begin breaking the poverty cycle.