19 Aug '11, 7pm

Bananas: not just good for potassium; their fibers also make inexpensive sanitary napkins

Bananas: not just good for potassium; their fibers also make inexpensive sanitary napkins

Did you know that women in the developing world can miss up to 50 days of work and school a year because they can’t afford proper feminine hygiene ? While most of us can simply hop into the nearest CVS to pick up a pack of maxi pads for a few bucks, our counterparts in countries like Rwanda lack access to adequate, affordable sanitary products. To make matters worse, menstruation is painted as something embarrassing and taboo. Enter Harvard MBA graduate Elizabeth Scharpf, whose social enterprise, Sustainable Health Enterprises (S.H.E.), is working with local women to make and sell cost-effective sanitary pads using

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/banana-fiber-sanitary-pad-offers...

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