When Arunachalam Muruganantham decided he was going to do something about the fact that women in India can’t afford sanitary napkins, he went the extra mile: He wore his own for a week to figure out the best design.
This guy is amazing. Knowing something about the culture I'm kind of amazed he kept pushing past the gender issues to figure this out. I have been so poor I couldn't afford such products and had to make do, but at least I had some decent rags available. I can't imagine bark, ashes, etc., as a last resort. I love that this will offer employment opportunities to impoverished rural women, too.