Menstruation is a natural process. However, it’s still considered as a taboo and less talked. The condition deteriorates as we move to the interiors. Due to the Compulsive use of dirty clothes or ashes, the health of the women in rural India is at immense risk. Let’s have a look How Saral Designs Made Menstruation Not Only More Hygienic But Also More Affordable For Rural India
Saral Designs not only providing affordable high-quality sanitary napkins but also create awareness about comfortable and safe hygiene methods amongst the rural women. To add to this, they develop world’s first compact, modular and automatic machine named ‘SWACHH’. Here is how they did it.
What does menstruation mean in rural India?
Menstruation is the natural phenomena occur in women. In India, the woman is considered impure and restrict to touch anything, assume to transfer contamination. But no one cares about the contamination of women health who can’t afford sanitary solutions.
Yes, Many of us afford the sanitary pads and our lives, work, health are unaffected. But the situation changes for the poor women in the rural steeped in upholding the taboo and puts the health and well being at back foot. Many health problems like leucorrhoea, burning micturition, loss of appetite, fever etc result from poor knowledge and improper practices of menstrual hygiene.
What are Saral designs is all about?
Saral Designs, an award-winning healthcare startup setup in Mumbai, manufacturing affordable high-quality sanitary napkins. Their motto is to access the rural and promote safe menstruation hygiene practices.
To provide every girl with high quality hygiene solutions,
to help her embrace womanhood with dignity.
The Indian woman is still not accessible to basic products to manage their periods. With help of technology, Saral designs want to make it work for those who need it the most. It is a product driven start-up with the motto to solve critical problems in the field of menstruation, hygiene, and sanitation. Founded by young, enthusiastic and passionate IIT alumni who want to bring a difference in lives of people through technology.
How are Saral Designs working towards transforming the menstrual lifestyle of rural women in India?
Menstruation is considered as a social taboo in India. Saral designs are breaking these barriers by providing affordable sanitary pads. Their motto is to reach the remote areas and bring a change in menstruation methods.
Women are using clothes, ash etc during the periods. This lead to exposure to numerous infections. But the condition deteriorates when due lack of money they even can’t consult a doctor.
Suhani Mohan, Co-founder Saral Designs believes, that women from rural are struggling to find access to comfortable and safe hygiene methods due to lack of affordability. had developed a production unit
To deal with this, Saral Designs has developed the world’s first compact, modular and automatic machine named ‘SWACHH’ that enables them to manufacture sanitary pads that were hygienic yet low cost. This machine produces 15,000 pads per day, reducing the cost of production. As a result, the overall price of sanitary pads is reduced as compared to that of a global brand within the same category.
The company achieved the feat of 1million+ sales of affordable sanitary napkin across various villages in India. The company has also received the National Entrepreneurship Award from the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship for this innovation.
Saral designs have also installed vending machines across 14 low-cost schools across villages in Maharashtra during its School intervention.
What kind of Pads is available at Saral Designs?
Active Ultra XL with wings – specially designed for long-lasting protection.
- Extra Large size prevents leakage and provides long hours protection
- Gel based technology promotes better absorption
- Perforated top layer ensures a soft, dry and comfortable experience
Tell us something about Suvidha – Sanitary napkin vending machine
SUVIDHA is a sanitary napkin vending machine that can be installed in toilets of schools, public toilets, factories, etc., providing a safe and convenient access to sanitary napkins
- Highly Compact
- Input choices available (Coin / RFID operated)
- Water Proof and Robust
- Storage capacity = 25 , 40,50 pads
How to Make a Positive Contribution towards this cause?
As an Individual, it’s our moral responsibility to take a step forward and help the needy ones in any possible form. You can also collect the donation and install the Suvidha – Sanitary napkin vending machine in the slums area or village schools.
This is how Saral Designs Made Menstruation Not Only More Hygienic But Also More Affordable For Rural India. Did you have done anything for your society or known someone working on social causes? Do share your experiences and results with us.
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