Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
The initiative is enabling school going girls to have access to affordable, organic, biodegradable and hygienic sanitary products to continue to attend school during menstruation, pervert them from child and early forced marriage, teenage pregnancy, parent from ignorantly giving girls out to traffickers to take them to cities (rural-urban migration/trafficking) where they are exploited, and promote gender equality. Menstrual hygiene education and campaigning against menstrual stigmatization improve the health and educational outcomes of girls and women. Women are integrated in the whole value chain, receiving training and income opportunities.
Creating employment for female farmers in the extraction of fiber in rural communities and production facility. Women extracting banana and plantain fiber in communities are economically empowered and provide sustainable livelihoods to their families. Cultivation of more banana and plantain for reverse logistic and intercropping farming in banana/plantain farms is creating Income Generated Activities (IGA) for women to improve household income in communities. Benefits goes back to the villages where the confluence of education and work related to the product improve success.
Reducing environmental pollution through the production of organic and biodegradable products and packaging. Ensuring the production of consistently high-quality and environmentally friendly sanitary pads by maintaining a state-of-the-art, yet cost-efficient and laboratory. Replacing chemical fertilizer that is bad for the soil and environment with organic fertilizers from the waste products from the fiber extraction to ensure long term environmental and soil sustainability. Planting of banana, plantain, intercropping, and nitrogen fixing plants will absorb co2 and releases o2. Education on disposing of used pads complements the distribution of the pads.