Two young Palestinian engineers turn debris from the local conflict into a product for strong, inexpensive and eco-friendly reconstruction – and are hoping to build a proper factory thanks to Indiegogo
Majd Al-Masharawy and Rawan Abddllaht are two young civil engineers who graduated from the Islamic University of Gaza. They had the idea of employing the abundance of ashes and rubble left lying on the ground in the Gaza Strip to produce the GreenCake brick. Cutting production times and costs is a must for companies worldwide today. This is even more so when you live in a place that has been at war for ten years, constantly under siege and subject to the blocks and checks imposed by Israel to monitor the construction of tunnels or importation of weapons by Hamas. The situation is aggravated by a growing demand for bricks with which to rebuild the houses destroyed by bombing but a lack of government funds. The idea of using what was to hand was the first step for Majd and Rawan who exploited their intuition and expertise to develop the right mix for a good quality product.