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Olivia Arthur
In India, only 10% of the female population use sanitary pads, with the vast majority using an unhygienic rag - western-branded sanitary towels still cost more than a day's grocery for most people. This fact, allied to the issue of the menstruel cycle is a taboo subject, led Arunachalam Muruganantham, a metal worker by trade, to use his innovative skills to find a more hygienic solution for the vast majority of Indian woman. Economic constraints have driven India’s government and industries to create cheaper versions of many Western products and technologies. Arunachalam's quest to find an affordable...

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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Poonamya who works at a women...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Arunachalam Muruganantham and...
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India. Coimbatore. October 2016. The workshop at Jayaashree Industries...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Arunachalam Muruganantham at...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Arunachalam Muruganantham at...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Arunachalam Muruganantham at...
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India. Coimbatore. October 2016. Women working at a women and...
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India. Coimbatore. October 2016. Women working at a centre using...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Premila Mary displays a handful...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Women working at a women and...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Sheets of compressed wood pulp...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. A stack of just-made sanitary...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Poonamya, and a colleague,...
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INDIA. Coimbatore. October, 2016. Arunachalam Muruganantham at...
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