Period poverty and period stigma impact the life of entire communities. The health of women and the environment are compromised as current solutions foment bacteria growth and are not compostable. Rebecca Cenzato proposes selling affordable and compostable sanitary pads made out of banana fibre and produced in rural mini-factories, while concurrently educating host communities on menstrual health to overcome period stigma.
Politecnico di Milano
My name is Rebecca Cenzato. I was born and raised in Italy, in the countryside near Mantua. Naturally curious, dynamic and resourceful, I have always cultivated my passions, among which music, theatre and photography. Moved by my love for science, I earned a Bachelor in Physics at the University of Bologna in 2018. I then took a gap year and travelled to India and Kenya, where I engaged in humanitarian projects and developed a strong passion for social entrepreneurship. I am now completing my Master Degree in Management Engineering at Polytechnic University of Milan, while developing MUSA.