Nearly half of Palestinians in the West Bank live below the
poverty line. Families are often forced to forego commodities such as fuel in
order to afford food and water.

Afnan Hamad is a student from Ramallah in the West Bank and thought of an ingenious way to work around this. 

This bright young student invented a machine that converts
plastic waste into gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel.
Her machine can now hold ten kilograms of plastic waste and produce nine litres
of fuel.

Afnan is a true testament to the resilience and ingenuity that exists in a population facing occupation and violent oppression.

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