The story of Indian social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham is a fascinating one. He identified a problem and found a solution for it, in turn, helping millions of women, and making himself a bunch of money.
This is what entrepreneurship is all about; Identifying opportunities to make the world a better place.
Arunachalam became obsessed with helping his wife by making a practical sanitary pad. He decided to produce the sanitary pads himself. When he couldn’t find volunteers to test the concept and product, he tested the product on himself. He developed and sourced the basic machinery to produce the pads, and ended up helping millions of women in several countries. And now, he has inspired a Bollywood movie, or two. Look out for Pad Man, due out soon.