Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
to make the period time of all ladies become a comfortable time, I try to create the Moonwatch package to make their period controllable and more fashionable. The package of this Moonwatch will include the watch with the function of "announcing" the period is coming in exact date for the lady, so she will have a well prepared for her period. The Moonwatch could be a sport-watch or a jewelry, so it fits all ladies' style at all ages. The second part of the package is the well-absorbed sanitary napkin. This napkin allows us to absorb one day blood instead of 8 hours like normal napkin did. Therefore, the lady will not need to care much about changing it many time per day. If possible, I want to make this napkin that can absorb the whole period with the support of the watch which will control the absorbing blood per day. Moreover, the napkin will be made from recyclable material, so it will be good for our environment. One of the special parts of this package is that I want to transfer this blood-napkin into the usable material for other purposes such as planting or be material for other product, etc...
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The main target of my idea will be focused on the ladies all over the world. With this Moonwatch, they can be easier and more comfortable to control their period by knowing when it will happen with the prediction feature. It means that this Moonwatch will help our ladies feel confident because they do not need to care too much about something will stay on their pant. Therefore, the ladies can wear whatever and whenever they want without caring about their period will lose their face. In addition, they do not need to change their tampon or sanitary napkin many times per day because the package of the Moonwatch will absorb their blood effectively. Especially the sanitary napkin in this package is made from recyclable material, so it will be the environment-friendly products which save our planet.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
This idea will be a good business model which is about the fashion watch for all ladies. They can wear it every day like the normal watch. I will cooperate with sport -company to promote this idea among sporting community. Besides that, this watch can also be a jewelry for the lady who is not a big fan of sports. For this, I will work with the company who has the main product about the bracelet, so all ladies can access to this Moonwatch. A part of this idea is about the napkin, I also plan to cooperate with a company who is willing to make the environment-friendly sanitary napkins. This kind of sanitary napkin will be brought to the poor area in Africa and Asia region to help local people there in using the environment-friendly napkin and save their money by buying many napkins during their period as the social part of the business idea. We care about everyone which includes poor ladies and care about our environment as well.
Huyen has over four years of official experience in the nonprofit sector. In 2015, Huyen had a great chance to be the only young Vietnamese representative for the Global - preneurship project with other seven countries of EU Union. Two trips to India and Ivory Coast during the project gave her a chance to meet local social sectors to learn how they do for their community to be better. Those trips have allowed her closer acquainted with development field. Coming back from those trips, Huyen decided to establish her first organization which is named Education for Ha Giang Highland Community Organization (EHC) with the role as a co-founder and development project coordinator. To do that, she decided to leave the comfort zone in the city to work and live in one of the poorest mountainous areas of Vietnam with the purpose of building capacity for disadvantaged hill tribe youth. A part of her role is to inspire her students to live with their all abilities and potential. At the age of 28, Huyen is recently a Founder of Education for Vietnam Organic Lifestyle social enterprise - EVOL. Her organization particular focuses on youth empowerment and environmental issues. Her organization cooperated with other nonprofit organizations, international organizations and government entities to promote organic farming in the urban area, in the same time to raise the awareness of people, especially young people about the environmental problems that the global is facing. At the same time, she is also pursuing her Master of Art in International Development Studies which is more focusing on the sustainable environment. Her major allows her to have a wider understanding of development sectors and dig deeper into the environmental sustainable development field. Huyen enjoys focusing on the topics of sustainable development in general and environmental development in particular.