Introducing Jayashree industries as a new partner organisation of SuSanA (India)

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Introducing Jayashree industries as a new partner organisation of SuSanA



On the wake of MHM Day, would like to welcome our 350th partner Jayashree Industries
from India as a new SuSanA partner organisation! Jayashree Industries run by the real life ‘Padman’ revolutionized the sanitation and hygiene sector by inventing low cost sanitary napkin making machine.

The following text is taken from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description and Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
One Indian social entrepreneur has given women from low income groups in India dignity, by making it possible for them to afford to buy sanitary towels and provide them with an income at the same time. Arunachalam Murugananthamis the person who changed things. From a poor background in the South of India, he created the world’s first low-cost machine to produce sanitary towels. According to a report by market research group AC Nielsen, “Sanitary Protection: Every Woman’s Health Right”, 88% of women in India are driven to use ashes, newspapers, sand husks and dried leaves during their periods. As a result of these unhygienic practices, more than 70% of women suffer from reproductive tract infections, increasing the risk of contracting associated cancers.

Muruganantham re-engineered a sanitary machine, and in 2006 it won the award for the best innovation for the betterment of society from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. Plus, he also received an Indian presidential award for innovation. Currently more than 5000 machines made by his start-up company, Jayaashree Industries, are installed across all states in India and 20+ other countries.. This social entrepreneur sells his low cost machines directly to rural women through the support of bank loans and not-for-profit organisations. A machine operator can learn the entire towel-making process in three hours and then employ three others to help with processing and distribution.

Contact person:
Anand Brian

Website
newinventions.in

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