Jayaashree Industries

2004

For-profit

Sanitation

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Region of operation

India

Headquarters address

"SF NO. 577, KNG PUDUR ROAD, SOMAYAMPALAYAM (POST), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu" Country: India Zip: 641108

Target problem

In order to provide an affordable, hygienic option to poor women, Jayaashree Industries has invented a mini sanitary napkin-making machine. This machine can be installed at a project cost of approximately Rs. 3 lakhs as compared to machinery in the range of Rs. 75 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 crores used by large napkin producing companies.

Key product / Service

Sanitary Napkins and mini sanitary napkin-making machine

Team size

10-50

Number of beneficiaries

10000

Awards and recognition

  • Mr. Muruganantham has been accorded the recognition as Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World 2014 for his accomplishments.

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Funding round

Angel

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Business details

Builds a viable and sustainable enterprise that can be run efficiently by the stakeholders at the grassroots. Delivers an essential commodity – the sanitary napkin – to poor women at affordable rates without compromising on the raw material used (which is not the unviable cotton) or quality of the product as compared to the multinationals. Muruganantham has obtained a patent for his innovation Over 225 such machines have been delivered which are now functioning in 14 states of India also he is getting enquiry by various countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya Uganda, Nepal and Bangladesh, but he does not want to make it a commercial affair though only the technology would be passed on to them.

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