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GREEN PAD is about Protecting Women and The Planet, Period

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Green Pad gives women and girls access to feminine hygiene so they can live life as they should. Our sustainable sanitary pads are made from banana and plantain tree fibres, which farmers would have otherwise considered waste.

They are fully biodegradable within 6 months, but most importantly, they are affordable to all women, and generate extra income for plantain farmers.

The Green Pad Team

In developing countries, most women and girls living in poverty cannot afford to buy female sanitary products. They are forced to resort to unhygienic alternatives such as rags, foams or toilet paper, resulting in various health risks. In Nigeria, particularly in rural and semi-urban areas, a lot of girls have to miss school during their period. As a result of so much absenteeism, they cannot complete their education.

Our product aims to improve menstrual hygiene and reproductive health by giving these girls an alternative, that is also respectful of the environment.

Funding would allow us to…

Increase our production. We’d be able to buy new machines and equipment to convert raw materials to pulp, finish and assemble the pads, and for packaging. We’ve been able to manually produce 50,000 pieces of sanitary pads, and we want to reach even more women and girls on a bigger scale.

Funding will help us spread awareness of the issues surrounding menstrual hygiene. We want to see a day where no girl drops out of school because she can’t afford a basic sanitary pad. It will help achieve our goal of creating over 800 jobs in our first two years and also create an extra source of income for poor plantain or banana farmers.

I’m not limited by my gender…

Being the first female in my family I was usually involved in settling disputes amongst my younger siblings and was very involved in their development to become responsible young adults. My quest for leadership gave me an opportunity to volunteer with young women and girls, where I championed a health drive that focused on social and health issues that affect women. My late father once told me, “be the change that your society needs, don’t be limited by your gender; be inspired by it. Let your challenges become your strengths”.

The first $200,000 of the Chivas Venture fund is in your hands. Your votes decide who gets the biggest share. You can vote only once – so choose carefully!

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Meet the 27 2018 finalists. Voting is now live, here’s your chance to pick who wins the first $200k of funding. Vote now:

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