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Elsa Maria Zaldivar Rolon's loofah panels provide thermal and sound insulation at a low cost- 50 cents to $1 per square meter. They are made from crushed loofah, cassava starch waste, sand, water and castor oil which are applied to a bamboo panel. A tuna based solution offers a waterproof bond on the outside of the house.

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