Building Opportunities for Economic Empowerment
and Better Health (BOFEBH)

Establishing a women-led village enterprise to
manufacturing low cost/hygienic sanitary napkins in a scientific way for a better income & improved accessibility to personal health and hygiene among rural women and girls.

Location

Supported by

Palamu, Jharkhand

Rizwan Adatia Foundation

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The project is implemented in 5 Gram Panchayats of Hussainabad
block, Palamu district, Jharkhand. Under the project, a women-led
enterprise has been established to produce low cost sanitary napkins for the promotion of healthy menstrual hygiene practices.
Women from local communities act as a distributors and seller which gives them an alternative livelihood opportunity.

OBJECTIVES

· To establish an enterprise and start manufacturing low cost/hygienic sanitary napkins in a scientific way for better health and hygiene among rural women and girls.
· To engage unemployed rural women and girls in production and marketing thus providing an alternative livelihood opportunity for them.
· To provide and supply low cost and quality sanitary napkins for rural women at a comparatively low price compared to market rates
· To popularize and sensitize the use of sanitary napkins among rural women and girls to prevent them from contracting reproductive tract infections and ensure better health.

In Figures

50

Women members

700

Per day production capacity

2,160,000

Approximate Turn Over of enterprise

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