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The Pad Piper

Only 12% of women in India use hygienic absorbent materials like sanitary pads or tampons during menstruation. The rest opt for cloth rags, ashes, newspapers, husk or sand, thus putting themselves at great risk of infection, sterility, cancer, and even death. One man decided to fix this problem in rural India after seeing his wife go through it. Arunachalam Muruganantham, built a low-cost machine that could produce 1,000 pads in 8 hours. This not only helped in solving health-related issues but also gave women employment. Get to know the story behind India's Pad Piper, who created a revolution that is growing by the day.

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