Pads that are good for your body and the environment.
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat Country: India
Saathi has developed a small scale manufacturing process to make affordable sanitary pads from waste banana tree fiber. Saathi pads will be manufactured and distributed by local entrepreneurial women in rural India, where the pad market is estimated to be USD 940 million annually.
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Saathi has two revenue sources: selling Saathi machines and selling packages of raw materials to produce pads. Local entrepreneurial women will manufacture and sell Saathi pads for Rs.2/pad. Saathi targets the rural poor, a group that has yet to be reached by any large pad manufacturing or distribution company. Additionally, the Saathi small-scale manufacturing machine is a low cost, modular, and locally made system that requires just two female workers to produce pads quickly, providing them with full time employment.
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