About Asani

Job Job Access Access Education Education Advocacy Advocacy Dignity Dignity
  • Female
  • Access &
    Education
  • Distribution
    & Awareness
  • Production
  • Healthy
    Futures &
    Opportunities

The Challenge

Menstruation is a highly stigmatized, critical social and health issue in rural India. Many women and girls in these regions do not have access to sanitary pads. As a result, it is common for girls to stop attending school when they start their periods and for women and girls to contract infections and other serious illnesses from using makeshift materials like rags to manage to bleed. The stigma surrounding periods and lack of resources obstructs not only access to good health but opportunity.

The Solution

The Asani Sanitary Napkin Program trains women to manufacture and distribute high-quality, low-cost sanitary napkins throughout their communities. This empowers girls and women to take control over their health and livelihoods and enables girls to pursue higher education beyond the onset of menstruation.

Our solution attacks all facets of this huge issue: Stigma, Education and Access.

The Lasting Impact

Our brand of sanitary napkins is called Asani, which means "with ease"...because something so natural shouldn't be so hard to take care of. Our program creates life long good habits that can have major impacts on the health of girls and women. Our unique methodology allows for women to participate in our program in a flexible way, in the role that speaks most to them. We work to cultivate dignity for those we serve so they can break free from the stigma and shame, stay in school, and participate in the workforce.

10,000 WOMEN REACHED
Nearly 1 Million SANITARY NAPKINS PRODUCED
250 WOMEN WORKING
3 REGIONS SERVED...
AND COUNTING
40 LOCAL SCHOOLS WITH
REGULAR MHM PROGRAMMING
5,000 PADS PER DAY ARE MADE
USING OUR SARAL SWACCH MACHINE

Our Sanitary Napkin Program Has Been Awarded Funds From

The International Foundation Global Giving Girl Fund

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Partners

Diwaliben Trust Untdi Vibhag Kelavani Mandal
Gam Seva Trust Gam Vikas Trust Bharuch

Product Information

Asani Sanitary Napkins

Asani Sanitary Napkins

320 mm - Extra Large Size 8 Soft Absorbent Pads with Wings
Asani Sanitary Napkins

Asani Sanitary Napkins

280 mm - Large Size 8 Soft Absorbent Pads with Wings

Regional Focus

Regional Focus

Regions where we are

VALSAD & NAVSARI DISTRICT

Regions where we are expanding

BARDOLI, BHARUCH, VANSDA, IIT GANDHINAGAR, TALANGPUR, RAJASTHAN & MAHARASHTRA

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Menstrual Hygiene Management

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If we want to remove the menstruation stigma,
we need to stop calling it

“WHISPER”

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