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This is brilliant

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benid Tue 04-Mar-14 11:03:31

This is on the BBC website today. I think there's a documentary too:

"A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads."

LurcioLovesFrankie Tue 04-Mar-14 11:34:14

Oh I read that with the most enormous smile on my face.

BriarRainbowshimmer Tue 04-Mar-14 11:37:03


Nocomet Tue 04-Mar-14 12:00:06

Thanks for posting, it's a real eye opener to realise just how far women in most of world still have to go.

DD2 has just started her periods so the 23% of girls drop out of school at that point really hit home.

Lio Tue 04-Mar-14 12:22:21

That is an amazing 'fall and rise' story. I'm so pleased he and his wife got back together! (Ahem, and the whole point of the story is inspiring too, of course.)

steppemum Tue 04-Mar-14 12:25:14

just brilliant

EBearhug Tue 04-Mar-14 22:17:55

I read this earlier today, and it made me smile so much. What a fab man!

NiceTabard Tue 04-Mar-14 22:27:27

I'm sure I saw this story on mainstream TV couple of years ago confused

Not that there's any harm in telling it again!

scallopsrgreat Tue 04-Mar-14 22:28:08

Thanks for that benid. Lovely story!

Nocomet Tue 04-Mar-14 23:05:40

Delighted to report that it made (my sometimes a bit sexist DH) smile for the right reasons.

He has two teen DD's so we keep up the training.

likeneverbefore Tue 04-Mar-14 23:16:43


CaptChaos Tue 04-Mar-14 23:19:43

DH said that it was something he'd never thought of before. It made him (and I) very happy. Thanks for posting the link, brilliant stuff.

TheCrackFox Tue 04-Mar-14 23:38:36


Very inspirational.

RollerSkateKate Wed 05-Mar-14 10:12:40

Thanks for posting. So inspiring.

noddingoff Wed 05-Mar-14 15:53:19

proper inventor's spirit!
If they make the story into a film, I'll go to see it

HomeHelpMeGawd Wed 05-Mar-14 16:00:38

It's great to see this getting coverage! Wonderful story

TheCrackFox Wed 05-Mar-14 18:33:07

It would make a great film!

NeverQuiteSure Wed 05-Mar-14 19:14:36

Fantastic link, thank you.

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