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Reading about Arunachalam Muruganantham opened my eyes and my mind.
India is a huge country. Many different ethnic groups with their traditional practices. Many religions. Many languages. A space program. Nuclear medicine. And people living in poverty and disadvantage. I assumed that in a country with such a long history the women would have traditional practices that were efficient and healthy.
Read about how these Indian women deal with something that is as natural as breathing but not always as easy. Read about the man who is doing his best to improve their lives. Arunachalam Muruganantham has no university qualifications in engineering, manufacturing, social work, or psychology. He just has lots of compassion and determination. His invention is now all in the public domain so that anybody can copy it.
Here is a video about his sanitary pad machine. It is a bit hard to follow, but there is a reason. This good person had to learn English so he could tell more people about his invention. Be patient and appreciate that his story comes from his heart.