Imagine this – you get your period and there are no sanitary pads available where you live. Or, worse – the ones available at the chemists are far beyond your means and threaten to burn a hole in your pocket. If you were to buy those pads, your kids go without food! And, thus you settle for some rags, or maybe some leaves, or, brace yourselves, some ash!
Can you visualise yourself in such wretched conditions? We, who take our comfortable lifestyle for granted, cannot even imagine the plight of millions of women for whom even basic amenities are luxuries they can’t dream of affording!
So, when a man comes up with a brilliant idea of a machine that manufactures low-cost sanitary pads, it’s like manna to the women living in the developing countries.
Sharing today, at #WATWB, the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the first man to use a sanitary pad! A school drop out from Southern India, his courage, perseverance and dedication brought about a change in the lives of countless women in rural India, as well as other developing countries.
Do read the inspiring story of ‘The Menstruation Man’, here.
Do join in with stories of real life heroes who go beyond the call of duty to make a difference to our world.
#WATWB is held on the last Friday of every month. Share the stories on your blog and on social media and help spread the love!
Replacing the negativity with positivity through social media is the need of the hour. Let us all do our best and focus the spotlight on people who work towards bringing about a change in our society and a ray of hope to the world.