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Bringing sanitary pads to refugees

Last year we brought you the extraordinary story of the Indian inventor who came up with a simple machine that women can use to make and sell sanitary pads. For thousands of them, it's a life changing device. The story got a huge reaction. One person it inspired was a yoga teacher from the UK called Amy Peake. She decided she wanted to take the machines into refugee camps. Some people thought she was crazy but she didn't give up, and last month she travelled to the Zaatari camp in Jordan, where 80,000 Syrian refugees live.

Picture: Amy Peake holding a sanitary pad made in in Zaatari camp
Picture credit: Jayashree Industries

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