Wheels Global’s Health group’s mission is to provide affordable healthcare solutions to India’s more than 800 million rural and underserved population. The poverty, lack of healthcare facilities, lack of water and sanitation facilities, and lack of infrastructure exacerbate the problems.

Reusable Pads

About Saukhyam

Saukhyam is the world’s first team making reusable menstrual pads using banana fiber as absorbent to make safe and eco-friendly period products accessible and affordable for the millions of young girls and women who are not able to use them even in this day and age. The focus is Rural girls and women, and the pads are available online. 

Problem Statement


Millions of women globally lack access to safe and affordable menstrual hygiene products. Conventional disposable pads contribute to environmental pollution and pose health risks due to harmful chemicals.

Solution & Uniqueness


♦ Eco-friendly: Banana fiber pad is a renewable & biodegradable

♦ Cost-effective: Last for years

♦ Healthier: No harsh chemicals, reducing allergies and irritation.

♦ Made by women, for women: Empowering rural women workers

Scale of Opportunity

♦ Reached over 500,000 beneficiaries & built India’s largest reusable pad factory.

♦ Building a factory in Kerala with an annual capacity of 1 million reusable pads.

♦ Partnerships with government and CSR initiatives for wider reach.

♦ Inspiring entrepreneurship through training and microfinance.


Read more about Saukhyam.

WGF leaders providing oversight:

Ratan Agarwal

Call To Action

▸SPREAD the word about the organization’s activities among your contacts

▸INVEST and contribute towards the organization’s mission

▸SHARE your knowledge or expertise on any of the following: Reusable Sanitary pads, Menstrual Hygiene, Environment, Safe Disposal, Entrepreneurship

▸VOLUNTEER with any of the organization’s activities

▸WRITE about the organization’s work to share among the external audience

To contribute to Saukhyam’s activities, click to visit the website.

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