10 Feb '12, 9am

Dignity for women in #India - a social entrepreneur's approach: #socent

Dignity for women in #India - a social entrepreneur's approach: #socent

A Social Entrepreneur Giving Women in India Dignity One Indian social entrepreneur has given women from low income groups in India dignity, by making it possible for them to afford to buy sanitary towels and provide them with an income at the same time. Arunachalam Muruganantham is the person who changed things. From a poor background in the South of India, he created the world's first low-cost machine to produce sanitary towels. According to a report by market research group AC Nielsen , "Sanitary Protection: Every Woman's Health Right", 88% of women in India are driven to use ashes, newspapers, sand husks and dried leaves during their periods. As a result of these unhygienic practices, more than 70% of women suffer from reproductive tract infections, increasing the risk of contracting associated cancers. Muruganantham's research into sanitary towels as a social entrepren...

Full article: http://www.justmeans.com/A-Social-Entrepreneur-Giving-Wom...

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