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D.I.Y. Foreign-Aid Revolution
The New York Times Magazine — [Elizabeth] Scharpf began asking around, and everybody told her — in whispers — that, yes, of course menstruation was keeping women and girls from jobs.
Back at Harvard, where she was pursuing joint degrees at the business school and the Kennedy School, she began asking friends from Bangladesh, Nicaragua and other countries if they were aware of this problem.
Of course, they said.