The Padini

A Cloth Pad That's Creating Opportunities For Women & Girls! It is reusable, economical, comfortable, biodegradable, and convenient. It is the answer that allows girls to stay in school. 

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About This Innovation

The Padini
What is your innovation's value proposition?: 

It will provide menstrual hygiene to all women and girls. This will provide them with freedom - to attend school and work.

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What phase of development is your innovation currently in?: 
Potential Lives Impacted: 
100,000
Actual Lives Impacted: 
20
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Provide a status update for your Innovation.

We have created a number of The Padini's and have provided some training. We need to secure funding so we can contract with a manufacturer to provide the material that becomes the Padini. We also need to secure funding so we can hire and train teachers so they can go from village to village with the Padini materials and teach others how to make the Padini and how to use the Padini.

How does your innovation work?

We provide the materials to make a reusable pad so all women and girls have what they need for their menstrual cycle.

What Evidence do you have that your Innovation works?

The Padini is being used by the women and girls we have trained.

What is your strategy for expanding use of your innovation?

Education and training. Also involving the men.

Next Steps

To secure funding to hire a manufacturer to provide the material for the reusuable pad (the Padini). And to secure funding to train and hire teachers to move from village to rural area to village to train others on the art of making the Padini.

Target results and impact: 

We have done some training. In each training, we have provided the materials. Women and Men come to learn. What is made is then kept by the people who make it for their personal use or to provide to a daughter, niece, wife, cousin....

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