With financial support from the German Development Cooperation through KFW under Improvement of Maternal and Child Care in Remote Area (IMCCR) program, as a part of the MHM project, CRS kicked off the Menstrual Hygiene Management Project in four districts of Sudurpaschim Province; Dadeldhura, Doti, Baitadi and Bajhang Districts through the launch of a sanitary pad. Nepal CRS Company announced the launch of a biodegradable sanitary napkin/ pad under the brand name “Freedom” in Dadeldhura of Sudurpaschim province in October 2021.
The pads are 100% oxy-biodegradable and have passed the biodegradability test (certified under ISO 17088 Standard/ IS 5405 Standard). Unlike normal pads, these pads have the ability to decompose and prevent harmful effects to the environment.
The pads are super absorbent with cottony feel and wings to wrap to avoid side leakage. Each pack of “Freedom” consists of 8 pads that are 235 mm in size, and displays instructions to use, store and dispose in the outer packaging.
Freedom is currently being distributed in the 4 project districts through CRS's social marketing initiative. It will soon be available all over Nepal.