Idea - FICS


Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Noor Ul
Noor Eman

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Engineers, doctors (gynecologists)

Idea Details

Idea Name: Karwann
Slogan: Journey to menstrually empowered Pakistan
Supervisor Name: Usama Javed Mirza
Supervisor Designation: Professor / lecturer
Supervisor School: S3H
Supervisor Department: Public Administration
Contact number: 03419177270
Email ID:
    Karwann is an initiative aimed at eradicating period poverty that exists throughout Pakistan by developing a pad making machine that enables us to deliver low-cost, accessible and cruelty free pads.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Majority of women in Pakistan are unable to manage their menstruation hygienically due to inaccessibility and unaffordability of menstrual hygiene products not just because of financial inconvenience but also due to the taboo attached to it. We aim to make menstrual hygiene accessible to everyone.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   All menstruating women who lack access to affordable and hygienic menstrual product will benefit from our initiative. By using affordable disposable sanitary napkins, school girls aged 12-25 will not have to drop out of school due to inconvenience caused by unsafe and unreliable alternatives to pads
How will the solution works
    We aim to produce low-cost pads with our semi-automatic machine which we modeled with the aid from a team of engineers. These will be installed in areas where there is a lack of menstrual hygiene. We plan on installing these machines in impoverished localities so that women of the area can manufacture their own pads. Such a mechanism will create a self-sustaining cycle for women where one woman’s way out of the vicious cycle of period poverty will lead to another woman’s source of income.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our competitors are all those enterprises working for the same cause including Santex Sincere, Her Ground, Girlythings. We are different because we are not a pad drive, our solution to menstrual hygiene management is not a momentary solution. We aim to make a sustainable model for all women involved
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-10 (1733)