With financial support from the German Development Cooperation through KFW under Improvement of Maternal and Child Care in Remote Area (IMCCR) program, as a part of the IMCCR program, CRS has kicked off the Menstrual Hygeine Management Project in four districts of Sudurpaschim Province ; Dadeldhura, Doti, Baitadi and Bajhang Districts. Nepal CRS Company today announces the launch of a biodegradable sanitary napkin/ pad under the brand name “Freedom” in Dadeldhura of Sudurpashchim province. The pads are 100% oxy-biodegradable and have passed bio-degradability test (certified under ISO 17088 Standard/ IS 5405 Standard). Unlike normal pads, these pads have ability to decompose and prevent harmful effect to the environment.
The pads are super absorbent with cottony feel and wings to wrap to avoid side leakage. Each pack of “Freedom” consists of 8 pads (235 mm in size), and display instructions to use, store and dispose in the outer packaging. Freedom will be available all over Nepal through CRS’s social marketing initiative with precise focus on the accessibility and availability of the sanitary pads in the four project districts of Sudurpashchim province. Adolescent school girls and others in these districts will have easy access to the pads at their nearest outlets more specifically at the outlets near their schools. CRS will launch the bio-degradable napkin and commence the Menstrual Hygiene Management Project in approx. 600 public schools of these these 4 districts. However, the pads will be available all over Nepal through CRS’s social marketing initiative.
According to Mr. Bisheshwor Prasad Ojha , Mayor, Amargadhi , MHM project and social marketing of biodegradable