Adolescent girls in developing countries miss up to 50 days of school each year because their families can't afford to buy them sanitary pads.
Fortunately, a start-up called Sustainable Health Enterprises (or the cleverly abbreviated SHE) is working to reverse this trend by helping Rwandan women start their own low-cost sanitary pad businesses. SHE is helping girls stay in school and increasing their potential earning power in the process. One additional year of primary school for a girl means a 10-20 percent increase in her future wages, according to a Council on Foreign Relations study.
This short, eye-catching video explains why SHE is doing the work that it does... The music's great, too.