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... to find this man and his story utterly inspirational?

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KnockMeDown Tue 04-Mar-14 09:53:41

Please read here. It is quite long, but the title will intrigue you - The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

I would probably re-name it "Necessity is the mother of invention" grin

fairnotfair Tue 04-Mar-14 09:55:26

I read it earlier today and was struck - his story will stay with me for a long time. A truly good person whose actions have had far-reaching effects.

KnockMeDown Tue 04-Mar-14 10:02:14

He overcame so much - poverty, lack of education, ridicule, ostracism, and his invention is now empowering women, not only in their personal health, but giving them jobs, and the opportunity to send their own children to school.

And he is not interested in profiting from this. So humbling!

AngelaDaviesHair Tue 04-Mar-14 11:56:11

It is an amazing story. I think he should get an honorary knighthood. Shall we start a petition for that?

TwelveLeggedWalk Tue 04-Mar-14 12:02:46

The statistics of how lack of decent sanitary products affects women's health and education are staggering aren't they?

I have to say, it's something I've often wondered about. Same with nappies too.

Hogwash Tue 04-Mar-14 12:12:34

Wow - amazing man.

KurriKurri Tue 04-Mar-14 12:13:11

Amazing how something so small and simple can transform the lives of so many women. Brilliant, dedicated man.

HypodeemicNerdle Tue 04-Mar-14 12:35:16

What an awesome man. It takes some serious dedication to wear a fake womb and he's achieved something amazing despite all the challenges

Anonymai Tue 04-Mar-14 12:41:52

He is very inspirational. And it has made me think how much I take for granted with regard to periods!

ALMOSTMRSG Tue 04-Mar-14 19:42:37

A really inspirational story. I won't take basic hygiene for granted again.

LindyHemming Tue 04-Mar-14 19:48:37

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BertieBotts Tue 04-Mar-14 19:49:28

Oh, I've read this before, I think he's fantastic.

Pimpf Tue 04-Mar-14 19:51:54

It makes you realise how much we take for granted, or I do anyway

CeliaLytton Tue 04-Mar-14 19:59:52

YANBU. Sanitary provision in poorer countries is something that has always played on my mind after reading about the lack of it years ago and the superstitions around menstruating. He is inspiring, an amazing man.

Caitlin17 Tue 04-Mar-14 20:02:43

Good thread. I saw it on BBC website and wondered if anyone would mention it.

Marylou2 Tue 04-Mar-14 20:03:39

Marvelous story.I'm in tears, what an amazing man.

Helpyourself Tue 04-Mar-14 20:06:24

I saw this earlier. Inspirational but utterly depressing figures about the risks of rubbish sanpro.

Marylou2 Tue 04-Mar-14 20:18:02

Also thought that mooncups would be brilliant if cost is an issue but I imagine that there might be many cultural barriers to this in many poor countries that I know nothing of.

iloveweetos Tue 04-Mar-14 20:20:17

Such an amazing guy

AlpacaPicnic Tue 04-Mar-14 20:20:57

I read this and had to wipe away a tear at the end.
A true inspiration. He deserves an honour.

buddyfingy Tue 04-Mar-14 20:23:39

I am feeling all warm and fuzzy after that smile thank you OP for posting this, what an amazing human bean.

JennySense Tue 04-Mar-14 20:48:23

I read this earlier today and I thought it was amazing on every level. From solving a problem to helping women earn their own money. It would make a great film!

TimeToThinkOfYourFuture Tue 04-Mar-14 20:53:37

Just saw this and did a search to see if there was a thread. So inspirational!

BurningBridges Tue 04-Mar-14 20:57:20

So glad you posted this; what an amazing story - I'm just speechless, everything he went through just to help women, in a country where women are regarded as disposable. Definitely think someone will make it into a film!!

comicsansisevil Tue 04-Mar-14 21:07:30

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