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Washing clothes can be a tedious task. It requires upper-body strength and an iron will. That is why most of us get our clothes washed by a maid, or with the washing machine. But those who do not have the means to afford any of the former, need to carry their load of clothes to the nearby lake and beat them senseless on the rocks in order to get the stains out.

For Remya Jose, this was an opportunity to invent a feasible solution, and she did! She was 14 when she developed a washing machine which does not require electricity. She transformed an ordinary cycle by connecting it to a paddling system, into a ‘Exercycle’ which can be used to get laundry done, while keeping fit!

Yours, Fran

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