Day: March 1, 2019

Sanitary Pad Factory

This is our first factory

This is our very first sanitary pad factory. I am in love. Oh it is exciting. I love the entrepreneurial spirit. To see vision in the basics. This little shed contains so many hopes: Girls getting access to sanitary pads Girls receiving education Girls having access to a toilet Menstruation losing its taboo Women learning

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Last Mile Access
Sanitary Pad Factory

Last Mile Access

Imagine you live in a village and the local store is stocking sanitary pads. But they are being sold by a man. Would you purchase the sanitary pads? Not if it is taboo. This is what is called Last Mile Access. The unconquered project is aimed at helping: women marketing to women women selling to

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Working with indigenous women
Sanitary Pad Factory

Working with Indigenous women

We are working wiht Indigenous women. We are not going into a community and saying through our Western eyes, “This is what you need.” We asked the women, “How can I help you?” “What do you need?” The girls came back with the request for sanitary pads which were accessible and affordable. So we are

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The role of shame
Sanitary Pad Factory

The role of shame

If you are at school and you don’t have good, safe private toilets how are you going to manage your periods. We know that 25% of girls drop out of school because they cannot manage their periods. Dropping out of school too early is a contributor to child marriage and generational poverty. No girl should

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Sanitary Pad Factory

Having access to a toilet is part of the solution!

How many times do you go to the toilet? Around period time how nice is it to have a toilet you can go to which is safe, price and has clean water. This is not the reality for many women in India. Providing clean, safe toilets where girls can go and do what they need

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Not everyone has access to sanitary pads
Sanitary Pad Factory

Not every girl can access a sanitary pad.

Sanitary Pads, Tampons, Menstrual Cups… Regular, Small, Super… We have so many choices but in India many girls don’t even know these are options. Girls resort to dried leaves, bark, swabs of cloth, ash. The unconquered project is aimed at providing girls with an affordable sanitary pads.

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Women Empower Women
Sanitary Pad Factory

Women Empower Women

Part of the Unconquered project is empowering women to empower women. When one woman can share knowledge about the menstrual cycle another woman is empowered. Understanding the menstrual cycle is so powerful. If you want to get pregnant you have to understand the menstrual cycle. You need to roughly know when you are ovulating. If

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