According a study posted by Allied researching the market in 2016, the worldwide feminine hygiene products marketplace is likely to enjoy a revenue folks $42.7 billion in 2022.
The Asia-Pacific area had been additionally believed to function as the market that is largest for those services and products in 2015.
Nonetheless, also with all that revenue being generated, pockets of girls in communities throughout the world nevertheless don’t have admission to these items; or worse, don’t even understand how to approach their month-to-month rounds.
Singapore-based serial business owner Kanika Agarwal (26) noticed this firsthand whenever her helper back in Asia stated that her 2 daughters, 12 and 14, could be assisting her in cleansing homes to make more money.
“This is normal in Asia, nevertheless the explanation she gave ended up beingn’t a usual one,” explained Kanika.
“When her (the helper) older child began menstruating, she had stained her uniform inside her college. Simply because they cannot manage nor are educated about sanitary napkins, her garments had been entirely spoilt.”
The small girl didn’t understand what to accomplish and had been scolded at school for doing a ‘wrong deed’.
“My helper – their mother – neither understood nor supported the lady, aside from their father. She needed to avoid college. That’s when I was hit by it, mothers are restricting their daughters.”
Celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day in Asia / Image Credit: The Wire
It was as opposed to Kanika’s mother that is own whom told her that durations had been “a breathtaking thing to embrace, a particular energy of providing life”. Continue reading