AT LEAST HALF A BILLION WOMEN WORLDWIDE LACK THE BASIC RESOURCES TO MANAGE THEIR MENSTRUAL HEALTH. CRISTINA STADLER LJUNGBERG, J94, DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.
TUFTS UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE, SPRING 2017
Last fall, Cristina Stadler Ljungberg spent two weeks traveling across Nepal, hauling deep into the country’s remotest reaches a suitcase filled with, of all things, menstrual supplies. It was somewhere around the middle of September when Ljungberg and her team walked into a school building in Nepalgunj, a western Nepali city that’s tucked along the border with India. The principal ushered the foreign visitors into a small classroom outfitted with simple wooden benches and tables, and a chalkboard up front. Female students joined them in groups of four, with Ljungberg and her team explaining through a translator that they were there to talk about periods.
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