Project Description

BanaPads manufactures affordable eco-friendly (100% biodegradable) sanitary pads to keep village girls in school and to create jobs for local women.

Richard Bbaale

Richard Bbaale
Richard BbaaleBanaPads Social Enterprise
BanaPads manufactures affordable eco-friendly (100% biodegradable) sanitary pads to keep village girls in school and to create jobs for local women.

About Richard & BanaPads

BanaPads Social Enterprise
BanaPads has created a simple technology that converts banana pseudo stems, an abundant & free organic waste, into highly absorbent paper using readily available natural and recycled materials. The pads are comfortable and meet international standards. BanaPads are distributed using a micro-consignment model, which provides local women entrepreneurs with a “business in a bag”: a complete start-up kit of inventory, training & marketing support. The local entrepreneurs earn a commission on each sale, returning the margins to BanaPads to repay the inventory loan, and to cover other direct costs.
About Richard Bbaale
Richard is a 30 year old social entrepreneur from Uganda that founded BanaPads in 2010. He holds a Master in Business Administration and is also the founder of SOVHEN UGANDA – a Non-Governmental organization supporting Orphans and Vulnerable children for better health, education and nutrition. In the past three years he has focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of affordable health care products through locally sourced materials.

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