A couple of years ago, my friend Nirmala, who lives in a village in Srikakulam district decided to try the menstrual cup. Recently I got a chance to chat with her about it. She was quite happy with it – one of her first comments was that it really saved water. They get their water from a pump – fortunately the pump is in their own front yard, but still, every bucket saved helps. All the more so for women who collect water from a distance, especially in times of drought.
Today being World Water Day, here is a short excerpt from our conversation about the menstrual cup. Stay tuned for the longer clip.