An Inspirational Story About Maxi Pads

When Arunachalam Muruganantham learned that his wife, along with most other rural women in India, used rags when they were on their periods, he spent years trying to find a solution. Five years later, after his wife and his mother walked out on him (to be fair, the guy did fill a football bladder with goat’s blood so he could simulate being on his own period), he successfully developed a low-cost system for producing pads that won him an award from the President of India. It is an amazing story.