Esther Wanjiku Mwangi

EsVendo is a vending machine for sanitary napkins and other sanitary products.

Product description Brand name and product description

The EsVendo Sanitary Vending Machine is a vending machine that offers sanitary pads and other sanitary products. By selling sanitary pads through a vending machine the social enterprise EsVendo hopes to increase access to the 65% of Kenyan women that do not have access to sanitary pads and reduce the amount of school days girls are unable to attend due to lack of access to sanitary pads. The SIP sanitary vending machine allows customers to buy pads by coins but there is also a version distributed in hospitals where the customer can use their mobile phone for purchase. A presentation video about EsVendo and the Social Inclusion Project can be found here.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

EsVendo produces and has distributed vending machines. They also sell the vending machines to local entrepreneurs.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

EsVendo sells vending machines for 310 USDConverted on August 2019

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

In Kenya competition is mainly from sales from local retail shops. There are several other sanitary vending machines on the global market, especially in India. Examples are SUVIDHAVendigoNapivend and machines from: FuturetechniksSara equipments and Ssandassociates

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Girls and women in Kenya, EsVendo especially focuses the distribution of vending machine to low income areas

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