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Passionate about giving back to the community and paying it forward by investing both my time and finances into community upliftment

I am extremely passionate about giving back, this was ignited by seeing my mom doing her bit to uplift the community when I was younger and I decided to follow suit. I have experience with developing partnerships with a range of organisations with the aim of securing funding for our non-profit organisation. Over the years, I have becoming accustomed to working autonomously and devising a pipeline of work; identifying prospects, building relationships and ultimately asking for donations. I believe I am a natural networker with excellent communication skills. One of my mantras and favorite quotes is by Denzel Washington, “At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”

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Manufacturers will have to make appliances, like TVs and washing machines, last longer and easier to mend.
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My grandma had the same GM refrigerator for 55 years before it died. Nothing is built with that kind of quality anymore!
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I have to admit my dishwasher is almost 15 yrs old only had to buy the odd replacement parts for it it’s still going, looking a little rough around the edges but still does it’s job.
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Apple’s newest computers have software that will lock the computer preventing third party repairs...
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Mobile phone with replaceable batteries ...
PS: I meant the one which can be swapped with new ones easily under 10 seconds (like old Samsung) without needing any assembly, so you can carry multiple charged batteries when on the move where - when charging is not available ..
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My parents bought a washing machine and fridge when they moved into their house in 1956, I remember them both working when I left home 20 years later. Not today!!
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It would be so nice if new refrigerators would last at least 15 years!!! These,days new,refrigerators are built to last between 5-7 years! Mine is just 5 and it is,already not cold enough on the highest number...nor is the freezer really freezing well either. My old refrigerator was 35 years old and was always dependable.
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I DO NOT WANT High Efficiency washing machines or refrigerators that last 5-8 years. I don't even use the new high tech features that I pay for.

I WANT Low Efficiency Appliances that last 15-20+ years. Just pull the OLD design specs out of storage and build me the Washer and Refrigerator I had 40 years ago.
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I DO NOT WANT High Efficiency washing machines or refrigerators that last 5-8 years. I don't even use the new high tech features that I pay for.

I WANT Low Efficiency Appliances that last 15-20+ years. Just pull the OLD design specs out of storage and build me the Washer and Refrigerator I had 40 years ago.
I’m right there with you. Lived in Germany for a year and absolutely hated the “high efficiency” washers. Give me the old water wasting ones. At least they work. Plus that washer took sooooooo long!!! Here in the us our washers take about half the time to complete the cycle. I don’t get how it’s HE when you’re using electricity for 3 hours instead of 45 minutes.
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I totally agree My last washing machine lasted just over three years it was unrepairable the bearings were worn out and the spider on the back of the inner drum had rotted away. Deliberate built in obsolescent the the outer drum was glued together so as to stop a repair of machine no bearings or spider available from parts suppliers just a complete unit at a price of £220.00 almost the price of a new washing machine..
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My tumble dryer broke yesterday it was less than 2 years old so out of warranty, yet my mum has a deep freezer that's nearly 40 years old! They don't make things like they used to.
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They could go back to how they made products for many years. Good quality materials. That way things wouldn't break as quickly.
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I still have my father's old blender. From the 70s. Works better than the crap they sell now.
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