Mechanical washing machine. Answered
I work for a charity with Aboriginal Australians in the remote outback of Australia, a place called Arnhem land, it is worth a google. People need washing machines, they buy them, they break , even with warranty cover, they can not be fixed as no service men will come here to service them, we are too remote.
Houses here have about 20 people living in them, there is no work here and people live on small government payments which are not enough to cover daily expenses. Due to the difficulty in accquiring and maintaining a working washing machine, health issues such as Crusted Scabies have taken hold here, and cause much suffering. We can't erradicate the disease here without getting working washing machines.
We need a solution, an easy to use, easy to fix washing machine. No electronics. Cold water only is fine. Possibly even hand operated, or wind operated (or other) I found one which is a plastic tub which turns with a handle and stands on two feet. However the construction too flimsy, the tub not big enough for a bed sheet, it was green though. Didn't use electric power.
Anyone have any ideas? Know any other sites I could post on to get ideas? Thanks : )