“The Wawa laptop takes its name from the Quechua word ‘wawa’, which means ‘child.’ It was during trips to the poorest rural areas of the country that several members of the Carrasco family noticed the lack of access to technology”, RFI wrote.
This laptop is available for 799 soles, less than 200 euros. Its case is recyclable, as is the keyboard, since it is made of wood fiber panels. “The appearance is a bit square, but it has the advantage of being easily removable, allowing for easy updating”, the aforementioned website said.
The machine is designed to last 10 to 15 years, a significant advantage at a time when many people want to consume more responsibly. It is powered by electricity or can use solar energy, it is equipped with a 10-inch screen, and uses the free Linux operating system.
This project won the Start-up Peru contest of the Ministry of Production. The challenge now is to produce the Wawa laptop on a large scale.
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