MakaPads Sanitary Pads

Moses Musaazi, Technology for Tomorrow Ltd.

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

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)

Africa, specifically Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

The market price is $0.6 USD (Normal absorbency) and $0.68 USD (Super absorbency) per pack of 10 pads.

Competitive landscape

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

SDG targeted

Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.

Promotion of menstrual hygiene.

Target user(s)

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

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