Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Mahnoor FatimaASABUndergraduateThirdmf.mahnoorfatima@gmail.com
1Mariya ShujahASABUndergraduateThirdmariyashujah503@gmail.com
1Najia TahirASABUndergraduateThirdnajiatahir29@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Khayal
Slogan: For women and the environment
Supervisor Name: Dr Mehak Rafiq
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: ASAB
Supervisor Department: -
Contact number: 0512105274
Email ID: fatima_mahnoor96@yahoo.com
Abstract:
    Khayal is a sanitary napkin which is free from chemicals. It is an organic, biodegradable napkin which protects the woman and the environment, and empowers the rural women, by providing employment.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    79% of Pakistani women are not managing their menstruation hygiene properly because they don't have access to the right kind of sanitation, resulting in vaginal infections, STDs, and cervical cancer. The commercial sanitary pads are expensive and not easily available.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   The rural women who are deprived. The urban women who want to live consciously, towards a better environment. 79% of Pakistani women do not maintain proper menstrual hygiene, most of whom are rural women. 1/3 of the girls drop out of school because of lack of proper facilities.
How will the solution works
    With this solution, not only will the women adopt a healthier practice for their menstruation but will also contribute to the prevention of soil and water pollution caused by the inefficient disposal of used sanitary pads. It also tackles the problem of efficient utilization of the sugarcane industry waste and provides a source of income for the rural women who will take part in this actively, mechanically processing the fibres, and sew them into sanitary pads, making it self-sufficient.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Companies like Always P&G, Butterfly, Trust are the sole producers of sanitary napkins in Pakistan right now, but neither of them are organic. So, in essence Khayal will provide a one of its kind solution, which is unheard of in Pakistan, right now.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-15 (2350)