Chaudhary Foundation Newsletter

Newsletter Vol 01 No. 02
November 2016 - April 2017

Promoting Low Costs Re-Useable Eco-Friendly
Sanitary Napkins for Better Menstrual Hygiene
and Livelihood Options

Chaudhary Foundation as a part of a social initiative highly concentrates on the health and sanitation projects to uplift the condition of young girls and women through awareness, education on health and hygiene, access to facilities by producing low costs re-useable eco-friendly sanitary napkins and allow for social business movement with high social impact in the community. The development and implementation of the project values skill development training program on making of re-useable sanitary napkins so that they can sell and reinvest part of their income to sustain their business and livelihood.During the survey conducted by Chaudhary Foundation at Taklung and Gairung of Gorkha district,it was found out that more than 80% of women use old rags/cloths during their menstrual cycle. Therefore, in order to create a socially and economically empowered community, “Menstural Hygiene Management” has been one of the unique and key innovation project of Chaudhary Foundation.



Leading awareness program by technical person of MCH

According to Mrs.Bhawana Shrestha of Gairung VDC, “We have never got an opportunity to learn about the making of low cost sanitary pads using thesewing machine. The awareness with skill development training program on making of re-useable Sanitary napkins ofthe ChaudharyFoundation will definitelyhelp to change the lives of many young girls and women of our community. We are very happy and thankful for Chaudhary Foundation for bringing in these kind of unique projects in our community. We look forward to commit ourselves to learn and enhance our skills to make re-useable eco-friendly sanitary napkins.”

Program at Gairung and Taklung, Gorkha



Participants at Gairung in the program


Participants learning on how to properly participants use low cost sanitary napkins


Briefing about MHM and survey to the participants


Participants discussing about questions in a group


Distribution of CG food products and from participants in Gairung


Participants of Gairung at the program

Have an advantage of addressing the necessity for improving the quality and availability of sanitation hygiene options to facilitate greater health among young girls and women”.

The main goal of the project is to develop a method to create a self-sustaining, socially and economically empowered resilient community through making of low cost sustainable sanitary pads/napkins.

Given the proximity of the girls and women condition in Nepal, the Chaudhary Foundation in joint collaboration with the local entities will have an advantage of addressing the necessity for improving the quality and availability of sanitation hygiene options to facilitate greater health among young girls and women. This development and implementation of the activities will go through multi-partnership approach following the social enterprises development model.

Our transformative solution is based on developing a unique kind of low cost sanitary pad product, activities and facilities to improve the status of women in terms of health, education and livelihoods.

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