Cigarette lighter refiller, cookware cleaner and umbrella and eyeglass repairer are some of the jobs that provide a living to entrepreneurial-minded people in Cuba, where replacing items that are broken or in disrepair is not an option due to the Caribbean nation's chronic shortages.
Extending products' useful life a coveted service in crisis-hit Cuba
Marcel Lescan, who operates a business repairing and refilling cigarette lighters in Havana, Cuba, works on a street on 03 March 2021. EPA-EFE/Yander Zamora
A man repairs an electrical appliance on 03 March 2021 in Havana, Cuba. EPA-EFE/Yander Zamora
An 03 March 2021 photo in Havana, Cuba, of 59-year-old Luis Garcia, who cleans cookware that is so caked in grime that it would be thrown away in just about any other country. EPA-EFE/Yander Zamora