In­dian En­tre­pre­neur Brings Dig­nity to Poor Women

Southern Innovator - - RECYCLING -

Driven by the rev­e­la­tion that his wife was torn be­tween spend­ing money on milk for the chil­dren and buy­ing com­mer­cially man­u­fac­tured san­i­tary nap­kins, In­dian in­no­va­tor and in­ven­tor Arunacha­lam Mu­ru­ganan­tham em­barked on a long and in­ten­sive jour­ney to find a so­lu­tion. His achieve­ment – a sim­ple ma­chine – is bring­ing dig­nity to poor women and pro­vid­ing them with a much-needed in­come source.

Mu­ru­ganan­tham has come up with a sim­ple ma­chine to man­u­fac­ture af­ford­able hy­gienic san­i­tary nap­kins for poor women. It works by turn­ing the pulp of pine wood into the flat, white san­i­tary pads com­monly used by women dur­ing their monthly men­stru­a­tion. The ma­chine’s sim­plic­ity means that its use can be ex­panded easily to other com­mu­ni­ties. The ma­chine also is de­signed to fit well with the way women’s co­op­er­a­tives work and help them earn an in­come. – (July 2012)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.