Address: Sf No 577, KNG pudur road Somayampalayam (post) Coimbatore - 641 108
Regions of Operation: Tamil Nadu
Many women in rural areas still use clothes during menstruation as they cannot afford sanitary napkins. Mainly because sanitary napkins are manufactured using expensive machinery and so priced at a premium. As a result of these unhygienic practices, more than 70% of women suffer from reproductive tract infections, increasing the risk of contracting associated cancers. Thus, we at Jayaashree Industries decided to design a sanitary napkin making machine which can produce the sanitary napkins at low cost and make them available to all the women especially in the rural areas. We have been successful in our venture without compromising on the raw material used (which is not the unviable cotton) or quality of the product as compared to the multinationals. Moreover, we also aim to address the issue of rampant unemployment amongst the poor in rural, urban and semi-urban areas of all developing nations as this sanitary napkin-making unit is capable of creating a business that employs up to ten women. Hence Jayaashree Industries is attempting to offer livelihood, hygiene, dignity and empowerment to women all over. And we are doing so using a sustainable business framework.
Arunachalam Muruganantham, Founder
He had to discontinue education after SSLC (12th) because of family problems and was employed as a helper in a welding workshop. He uncovered the need for an inexpensive solution to unsanitary and unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. He created and patented a machine which could manufacture low-cost sanitary napkins for less than a third of the cost of commercial pads.