Improving access to affordable menstrual protection for women and girls in over 1,300 villages across India.

Currently, 88% of women in India don't have access to sanitary pads, driving them to use newspapers, ashes, sand husks, and dried leaves as menstrual protection. As a result of these unhygienic practices, more than 70% of women suffer from reproductive tract infections, increasing the risk of contracting associated cancers. Jayaashree Industries provide a solution: by creating the first low-cost machine to make sanitary pads, Jayaashree Industries not only help to efficiently produce affordable sanitary pads, but employ women who can learn the pad-making process in just three hours. To date, more than 1,300 machines have been made and installed across 27 states in India and seven other countries.

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