Be Girl’s Climb To Win Over Investors For Its ‘Period Panties’

For a variety of reasons, girls in various parts of Africa miss school when they’re having their period. One factor is a simple lack of access to menstrual products. (Issues like a stigma attached to menstruating and pain also contribute).

When Diana Sierra learned about that problem ten years ago on a trip to Uganda, she decided to do something about it. A Columbian industrial designer by profession, she threw herself into creating an affordable, reusable product that, she hoped, could change the lives of the women and girls using it. In 2014, she co-founded Be Girl to sell her invention. But it wasn’t easy: The general subject wasn’t

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