MakaPads Sanitary Pads

Moses Musaazi, Technology for Tomorrow Ltd.

MakaPads are biodegradable sanitary pads made in Africa from papyrus reeds.

Product description Brand name and product description

MakaPads are biodegradable sanitary pads made in Africa from papyrus reeds. They are the only trademarked biodegradable sanitary pads made in Africa.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Africa, specifically Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

0.6 USD for a normal absorbency and 0.68 USD for super absorbency pack of 10 pads

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

Commercial menstrual pads – there are over 32 brands of sanitary pads currently sold in Uganda, traditional methods (ex. reusable cloth)

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)

Women, girls, housewives, working women, students, women in refugee camps

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