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A podcast from BBC World Service

People Fixing the World

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196 Episodes • Released Weekly

196 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from BBC World Service

People Fixing the World

People Fixing the World podcast artwork npr.org/programs/invisibilia

196 Episodes • Released Weekly

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Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.

Latest Episode

25 Aug 2020 • 24 mins

Could a device invented in the 1930s help end period poverty?

Period poverty affects girls and women across the world who can’t afford to buy sanitary pads or tampons each month. So what are the alternatives? In a refugee camp in Jordan, we follow one woman as she tries to get a sanitary pad micro-factory off the ground. While in Malawi, they’re handing out menstrual cups to teenagers.This podcast was first published on 7 May 2019Presenter: Vibeke VenemaProducer: Tom Colls(Photo Caption: A menstrual cup / Photo Credit: Getty Images)