Ari -Sanitary Pad Dispenser


A sanitary pad dispenser that tracks user pad dispensing.

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Product description Brand name and product description

The Ari- Sanitary pad dispenser is a self-service pad dispenser installed in schools. Girls are issued a unique ID-card which is used to access the machines. The Ari team also teaches the importance of menstrual hygiene management.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The product is currently distributed directly by the manufacturer. The manufacturer plans to partner with NGOs in the future. Interview with designer in 2020

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

650 USD (70,000 KSH) Interview with designer, Converted in June 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

There are four main competitors. The first is traditional in-person, one-on-one monitoring, and distribution of sanitary pads. There is also Genesis Care, Yz-Me, and Dial a pad.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Goal 4: Quality education

Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Female students aged 9-19 years. Interview with designer in 2020

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