Saukhyam Reusable Pads were designed for use in rural India. Since launch in October 2017, over 6000 educated and informed young girls and working women from cities, towns and villages have successfully made the switch.
With this we have prevented the disposal of at least 3 crore (30 million) disposable pads. Assuming that one girl or woman who switched would have otherwise thrown away at least 5000 disposable pads over her menstruating lifetime.
We have also prevented the destruction of over 1 lakh trees that would have been cut to obtain cellulose fiber for making these disposable pads.
The team has been able to accomplish this with the help of its partners.