Anju Sanitary Pad commercially started Reusable & eco-friendly sanitary pads in Nepal however it’s tough to make understand for Nepalese women in beginning for this kind of product. Reusable and eco-friendly pads are better than ordinary pads (disposable pads) comparing health, economy and environmental benefits.
According to Anju Sanitary Pad, these products look expensive at the first purchase though it’s cheap at the last count. One woman can use this product for 2 to 3 years which means can save nrs. 4000 in total because ordinary disposable sanitary pad will be purchased more during the 2 years. Reusable and eco-friendly pads are made of natural cotton made in Nepal’s factory which is soft, comfortable and good absorbent can hold 4-5 hours of flow. Due to absence of chemical, perfume and chlorine, it helps to reduce the chances of rashes and infection.
Features of Reusable & eco-friendly Sanitary Pad:
Soft and comfortable: Since it is made up of Cotton Cloths, it’s feels soft and comfortable to use.
Eco friendly: It is 100% plastic free, therefore, it is decomposable in earth without harming nature.
Economy: Since it is reusable, no need to buy again and again which in return save money, however cost is high at first purchase.
Breathable and leak proof: It has made special kind of lamination which is biodegradable and easily air flow which can protect from leakage, also moisture free.
Warranty: Minimum 2 years.
The company Anju Sanitary Pad says” Training for rural women how to make a reusable sanitary pad is our main objective. The income generate after selling pads will keep for separate account in order to give free training as well as free distribution of pads. This company also give the training about social awareness and menstrual hygiene management.”
Company name Anju Sanitary Pad has the capacity of producing around 500 pads per day. Anju Thapa, chairperson of this organization said that this concept came to her mind when she had her menstrual issue with her with severe rashes and pain. After marriage, her husband told her to wear cloth pad/reusable and eco-friendly pad. Like her husband said, she tried after purchasing online shop from western countries. After using Cloth pad, she found tremendous change with no rashes and pain. Likewise, she thought to produce reusable and eco-friendly pads so that many women in Nepal will relief from menstruation issue like rashes and pain. Hence, Anju Sanitary Pad is established in Tilottama-1, Rupandehi Nepal.
“After many trials and feedback from customers we are motivated to produce and improve our products,” she said.
Similarly, Thapa has provided free distribution for local women in order to get feedback from them.
Now, there are 10 women working with her, in future she said it would be hired more local women.
Product name Anjupad Plus Type reusable and eco-friendly pads price start from Rs250 per pad. She said that compared to ordinary disposable pads, it’s cost effective and good for health.
Anju Sanitary Pad items (Anjupad) are biodegradable & compostable, using special kind of lamination for the leak-proof outer layers of the cloth pads. Many consumers have issues with irritation or rashes from the ordinary disposable pads. The average conventional sanitary pad contains 3.4g of plastic. This means that over her lifetime, the average woman will generate 23kg of plastic from sanitary pads alone. In 2012, there were 120 tons of sanitary pad waste in Nepal. When disposed of our Sanitary Pad “Cloth Pad”, it degrades within a year – 1000 times faster than plastic pads! Since Anju Sanitary Pad don’t contain chemicals, they provide a rash and irritation free experience.
“Let school girls don’t escape from school due to menstrual issue”, she said.
Western countries have already shifted to Reusable and eco-friendly sanitary pad because they are more literate about health and menstrual hygiene. She hoped in future, Nepalese women gradually copy the western trends especially for menstrual hygienic product.
By buying these reusable & eco-friendly sanitary pads, customers also help to generate employment in rural Nepal and also assist in the promotion of women’s health through environment-friendly and save the earth being polluted by plastic.
In order to make easy and reachable, Anju Sanitary Pad have launched online shopping website name www.anjupad.com where it can easily purchases the products. Similarly, via facebook and telephone calling also can buy the products, Company can deliver to your location within a 2 or 3 days.