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TENSFREE Sanitary Pads

TitleAffordable Menstrual Pads for Marginalised Women
Event Date
PlaceAhmadabad
CategoriesLivelihood and Skill Building

With the support of the Indo-Global Social Service Society, New Delhi under the SOUL-II project, CFD set up a unit for the making of affordable menstrual pads that engaged women from the Valmiki community. Later on, the women from other financially backward sections were also trained and employed for the work.

The aim of the project is to make the women from the poor urban pockets employable and provide them sustainable alternative livelihood option. The making of the affordable sanitary pads would also promote safe health and hygienic practices!

These women are trained and they make “Ultra Thin” (premium quality) menstrual pads. This is the only production centre in Gujarat where women are making pads manually by practicing all hygienic parameters like the Ultraviolet treatment. A total of 37 women have been trained, amongst them 13 women are engaged on full time basis in making sanitary pads.