Those with less can get by on less. Sometimes crappier but cheaper DIY projects are done based purely on need. The aesthetics are less important than function.
That’s why this gutter and down spout combo likely meets all this homeowner needs. But does it hold up in a torrential downpour, which they certainly have plenty of in the Dominican Republic?
As this was the home of a coffee farmer, I trust the Eco and functional benefits are high. Reduce, reuse, recycle.