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In the awareness of menstruation and menstrual hygiene, while people are recognising the importance of low-cost options, most are still unaware of the environmental costs of plastic-based napkins. We are piling up landfills, while continuing the adverse health affects. 1/n
Sanitary options in India have come a long way, and we are still not at the ideal place.
1. Women have been using cloth since the beginning; old sarees, dhotis & bedsheets were cleaned and kept aside
a For some, these were disposable
b For others, these were resuable 2/n
1a Those who preferred disposable needed a continuous supply of cloth, not always practical.
1b Those reusing had to clean the used cloth right. Shame and taboo made women dry such cloth away from the public eye, away from sun and air, lending those unhealthy. 3/n
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Modi's Plan To Turn Rural Women Into Entrepreneurs Is Putting Them In Debt Instead…
Muruganathan : Muhammad Yunus :: Sanitary Pads : Microfinance.

The (World) Banks (commercial) interest in selling loans by using social good as a cushion for marketing. Reality bites, It was micro finance suicides in AP, unsustainable debt here.
Stree Swabhiman had free marketing costs through #Padman But it could only take it that far. As elections are around and enough time for benefit of doubts are given, non starter scams will come out.
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