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"SAKURA Magic"

India's first 100% hand made, Eco-friendly & hypo allergenic Sanitary napkins


The Sanitary Napkin Project has been awarded The Best project award by the world bank

Sakura Magic Sanitary Napkins are the World's first 100% handmade & hypo-allergic sanitary Napkin made with imported SAP Gel from Japan. Sakura Magic Sanitary Napkins have been made available in India by GN Corporation Ltd., JAPAN and Nichi-In Biosciences Pvt Ltd, Chennai. This has been now taken over by M/s Hope Foundation, Chennai, INDIA. Sakura Magic sanitary napkins can be made in an eco-friendly manufacturing process, where chemicals, glue, machines and electricity are not required.

The project was originally suggested by Mr. Mathivanan of Nehru Yuva Kendra as he wanted to provide the rural Indian women with a cost effective personal hygiene & care during the menstrual period. A study says only 34% of the Indian? women use disposable napkins and others resort to clothes which is not considered to be a healthy practice compared to disposable napkins.

The picture shows Mr. Sunil Baliwal I.A.S, visiting the manufacturing unit at Arumbugal Trust Premises, having a look at the process of manufacturing

The first manufacturing cum marketing cell was inaugurated in July 2003 by Mr. Sunil Balival I.A.S., District Collector of Tirunelveli District, TN, India, in the premises of M/S Arumbugal Trust, who have been given the training and technical know-how by Nichi-In.

This project of manufacturing is now run in four places on a Franchise basis by M/S Hope Foundation, India by employing rural women and self-help groups and the manufactured goods which don't contain any chemical glue have been found to be hypo-allergenic, are now welcome by even the urban population. The Gel contained inside with a very good capacity of fluid absorption and retention makes it a comfortable one with dry surface even after longer duration of usage. With an increasing demand for the product which has a technological advantage and affordable price is likely to make Nichi-In franchise more manufacturing centers as cottage industry which we hope would also give employment to many.

The above project, was chosen for an exhibition by the World bank and was awarded the BEST project award on the 21st June 2004 at New Delhi.
HOPE FOUNDATION is willing to train and give the technical know-how to like minded Self Help Groups, Voluntary organizations, Non-Governmental, Social welfare organizations. Interested people may contact our Chennai office : Tel: 044-23720805, Fax: 044-24732186, or send an email to nbs@nichimail.jp

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