Go eco-friendly about your periods: Here is how women in Goa are growing stronger!

Why do women shy away from talking about their menstrual cycles? Regardless of the hesitation from talking about it, we always face issues with disposing of these non-degradable sanitary pads! There is always a hero to every story, Jayshree Parwar and 3 other women started off this journey in Goa, making eco-friendly sanitary pads and this has the power to degrade within 8 days after buried in mud!

The Self Help Group, Saheli in Pilgao has taken the first step in manufacturing sanitary napkins. The raw materials come from Tamil Nadu and the primary product is ‘Pine wood’. Called as  ‘Sakhi Bio-degradable sanitary pads’. Jayshree mentioned that “These sanitary pads consist of pine wood paper, silicon paper, butter paper, non-woven paper and cotton. They are UV light radiated which helps kills germs.”

Credits: thebetterIndia.

Jayshree informed that “Till now she has 50-odd women customers who are using this product. Most of these customers are the village women of Pilgao. These women are not only choosing it over their cloth pads but at the same time educating young girls about it. This product gives them a sense of confidence and freedom to go out and achieve their goals.”

Credits: SwachhIndia.ndtv.

Presently, there are no retail outlets for SHG, thus they sell it at cultural fests like Lokotsav (annual art and cultural fests at Goa) and at cafes like Saraya Art Café at Sangolda, Goa. Over time women are not behind the veils to speak about it and there is a positive feedback off lately as women seem to be educating other women about the benefits.

These pads have resolved the issues of women in villages who resort to cloth pads that are such a task to dispose of, not to mention, unhygienic. Jayshree has planned to come up with eco-friendly diapers to protect children as well.

Have You Heard About This?

5 iconic photos that speak for themselves. The man in the last image has been ‘immortalized’

5 iconic photos that speak for themselves. The man in the last image has been ‘immortalized’
Can a picture be worth a thousand words? The answer to this lies in the actual image. There ...
Top Hot
Man calls cops after caregiver stole cash—then, they arrive with something totally unexpected
A team of top cops in Tennessee have shown by example that putting others before oneself and helping ...
Lady leaves note for thief after bike’s stolen—but then, the unimaginable unfolds
Who would've expected that out of a highly inconvenient loss would come so much good? A Brooklynite who ...
Mom leaves restaurant after breastfeeding—but she had no idea what a waitress prepared for her
Like some breastfeeding mothers, one woman in Iowa worried when she had to nurse her child in a ...
Story of Conviction
As a boy, he didn't go home like the other kids after school. He'd complete his homework on ...
She suffered from severe asthma throughout her childhood, and later from debilitating attacks of near-paralysis. Yet, her ailments ...