Muruganantham, The Maxi-Man who made Maxi Pads more Affordable to Poor Women

By First Posted: Dec 22, 2011 Thu 2:10 PM Updated: Dec 22, 2011 Thu 2:11 PM
 
Muruganantham, The Maxi-Man who made Maxi Pads more Affordable to Poor Women
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Most of the rural India women use rags, leaves or even newspapers as pads as they can't afford to pay for the maxi-pad. Arunachalam Muruganantham, a high school dropout revolutionized the production of maxi-pads so that they be made more affordable to poor women in India. The man who risked his marriage who filled the bladder with goat's blood to experiment, was able to invent an inexpensive machine and process to produce the sanitary napkins which cost around Rs 12 for pack of 8.

He has adopted social entrepreneurship as his business model and put the business into the hands of rural women. Rural women can take a micro-loan to purchase the machine and produce the maxi-pads. So far 600 machines are deployed in 23 states across India.

Congratulations Mr Muruganantham!

 
 
 
 
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