Arunachalam Muruganantham is a Coimbatore based social entrepreneur. The kind of product he has, he can make lot of money but his goal is to help people. His venture is known as Jayaashree Industries.
He invented machine at his own to manufacture low cost sanitary pads. His invention is being talked about across the globe.
He observed that women in villages don’t use sanitary pads because of the high cost. He invented the machine to manufacture low cost sanitary pads at his own without any previous knowledge about it.
Trouble while inventing machine
When he was inventing sanitary pads machine, people called him mad. Even his wife left him for some time. To test effectiveness of his sanitary pads, he had to put a temporary system on his body to test working and effectiveness of pads as he could not ask other women to test the pads.
Wide usage of his machine
His machines are getting installed in almost all Indian states at village level. He want to take usage of his invention across the globe to help women.
Cost of the final product
Cost of sanitary pads manufactured through his machine are far cheaper than commercial pads.
In year 2014 he was placed in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He was also awarded as “Jewel of Coimbatore” by Rotary Coimbatore metropolis.
He’s committed for “Creating one Million livelihoods for poor women and making India as 100 % sanitary napkin using country from current level of only 2% in rural also it will generate employment for one million women. No one is bothered about uneducated and illiterate people. Through this model, they can live with dignity.”
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