Run by the JJ Metta Foundation, The Period Dignity Project, launched on International Women's Day 2019, will establish a women-run rural factory to produce clean, affordable and 100 percent compostable sanitary pads. The pads will be distributed through woman-to-woman networks of small self-help groups, social centers, and nongovernmental organizations. These networks link women in rural communities that rarely have access to menstrual hygiene products made by large manufacturers.
They provide productive employment and independent income for 6 to 10 women trained to make and distribute the pads. The women also will provide menstrual health and hygiene information through science-based community outreach programs.