Sanitary towel business gets a boost in Bangladesh
The low-cost, hygienic sanitary towels made at the SaniMart centres in Bangladesh have helped young girls manage their menstruation cycle without being shy or embarrassed. The centres sell these towels to women in communities, hospitals, schools and colleges.
Practical Action provided the initial material support, training on making the towels, book-keeping and marketing skills to start this initiative.
During a visit to the Jogirgopa SaniMart Centre in July 2016, the Deputy Commissioner of Jamalpur promised to register the sanitary towels under Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute, a national authority for product standardisation. He also committed to arrange business loans for this initiative.
Read this blog to know more about how young girls in Bangladesh deal with menstrual hygiene.
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