Name Jayaashree Industries
Year 2004
Company type For-profit
Sector Sanitation
Region of operation India
Headquarters address "SF NO. 577, KNG PUDUR ROAD, SOMAYAMPALAYAM (POST), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu" Country: India Zip: 641108
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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
Total funding raised
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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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