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Mobile period cramp reliever

Published on June 16, 2016 um 13:52

Explain your idea in details:

In the remote village of Horina, slash and burn cultivator Rangabi Chakma is writhing in pain caused by period cramps. If she misses work today, her whole family will starve tonight. She can’t but travel 1.5 kilometers and climb hills to work. Every month a number of indigenous women in CHT face the problem of dealing with periods unhygienically and suffering from period cramps at work. Pills have side-effects and take longer time to produce effects. Government and pharmaceuticals have already launched campaigns to promote use of sanitary napkins. Still women miss out on work for days at a stretch. When they don’t, their efficiency decreases. Preferring to stay home over being embarrassed at school, many girls drop out from school eventually. With the objective to ensure participation of women and girls in work and education, I propose a convenient, portable package that doesn't harm the natural cycle of menstruation at Tk145 ($1.90): • Warm compress: As a cheaper alternative to a hot water bag, a woolen sock filled with organic ingredients such as rice/oats/beans, some herbs and essential oils (for the fragrance) will be used. It will be 7 inch long and 3inch wide so that it is portable and easy to wear; it can be heated just by keeping it near the stove. By keeping it within a heat proof bag, it will remain warm for 2 hours, more than the duration of cramps. • A comfortable panty with a belt: We intend to make underwear with durable, soft cotton cloth, made entirely from available local materials. The belt will attach and adjust one or more warm rice-stocks to the desired position in the panty to ease back pains and cramps in the lower abdomen. Since this can be made at home, it can turn into a potential industry giving emploment to many.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Indigenous women of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) are not exposed to painkillers and healthy means of dealing with period cramps. As a result, they miss out on work and school. In the longer run, indigenous girls become irregular and drop out from school while women are unable to earn their day-to-day bread. Mobile period cramp reliever is small and easy to carry without having to hold it. Besides, the small size doesn’t make their abdomen appear swollen. The use of essential oils and herbs will foster fragrance that will help the users feel less nauseated. This will ensure a healthier lifestyle because the warmth of the rice stock doesn't just provide comfort and have a placebo effect, it also deactivates the pain at a molecular level in much the same way as pharmaceutical. The use of rice stock will necessitate the use of panties which is presently not popular in CHT. Indigenous women will no longer have to miss their work. In this way, they can contribute to their family earning more. More young girls can be incorporated in education. Besides, making the product from local raw materials and the production itself will foster employment and can become a potential source of income. The task is less laborious andthe skill can be easily acquired. Indigenous women will be more empowered and their active participation in work and education will contribute to achieving gender equality. Measures to evaluate success • Increase of enrollment of indigenous girls in schools • Decrease of dropout rate among indigenous girls • Increase of income among indigenous women • Number of visits to local healthcare • Increase of sales of mobile cramp reliever

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Among the three types of healthcare, it’s impossible to compete against primary healthcare which provides healthcare facilities free of cost.  My idea incorporates secondary healthcare. Healthcare at district levels led by doctors is heavily incentivized by big pharmaceutical companies. Square and Beximco are keyplayers in CHT. My idea is to approach them for finance and collaboration. Mobile cramp reliever, which adds the value of comfort, will be included in their BTL campaign to encourage women to use sanitary napkins
The government of Bangladesh is currently running Family Planning Program across the country that addresses issues such as birth control. Shurjer Hashi clinics are established in almost all corners. When women attend such programs, they will be told about mobile period cramp reliever which will further foster word of mouth. Collaboration with such programs will foster the recommendation of doctors. Alignment with government’s goals of pursuing good health and well being and gender equality will lend a sustainable edge.

The practice of wearing panties is prevalent, though less, among women of CHT. The growing concern for hygiene creates a demand for production of panties. All the raw materials needed for this package are available at low cost in CHT. Our business model also incorporates indigenous women in the production process by taking orders, making panties at home and then supplying them to pharmaceutical companies. The industry of production of underwear by local raw materials is free from competition in CHT which makes it sustainable.

Your profile

I am a 21 year old indigenous girl from the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Unlike other kids of Chittagong Hill Tracts, I have been privileged enough to get the best education possible in Bangladesh by the virtue of my parents’ hard work. This has bestowed me with the responsibility to be the voice of less fortunate and marginalized. While growing up, I started to learn more about our history and culture, and understand what led to the ongoing conflicts in Chittagong Hill Tracts. To voice my opinion and know different views to one particular problem, I started debating. In the process, I started questioning anything and everything around me. I am most intrigued by gender and sexuality. I got myself admitted to the top national business school, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka because of its reputation of having the best debate pool in the local circuit. I am in my 6th semester. To add further perspective to debating, I started joining Model United Nations and understanding the factors behind policies of different countries. While doing so, I have attended both local and international competitions and won awards in few. Words can change a lot of things. The discovery of power of words led me to becoming a writer. I am a content contributor of Shout, a youth supplement of the national English newspaper, The Daily Star. I write about anything and everything that frustrates and inspires me. I intend to shift to gender studies and indigenous studies in the future. My motivation is to help the marginalized indigenous people who are struggling against all odds.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

Mobile period cramp reliever

An indigenous female slash and burn cultivator of Chittagong Hill Tracts

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Comments

August 31, 2016 19:27

Hi ,
Great idea . All the best

August 28, 2016 10:57

Actually one of the most overlooked but key problems in poorer countries! You have my vote!

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August 28, 2016 06:42

Hello Myat, as much your initiative deals more on Women, we are both in the Sanitary Sector. I encourage you my dear for your courage. Lets keep creating a clean sanitized product for many to use. Please kindly read about our project and advice us too on--- Women and Youths empowerment through waste paper recycling and reconversion ok thank you.

August 23, 2016 16:42

it´s really is a great idea, In Honduras this could be a product reliable for women in rural areas who sufer the pain by the period cramps.

August 16, 2016 15:59

Thanks Nazmul. #Girlpower

August 16, 2016 15:59

Collen Riba, that sounds good. However, I tend to provide employment for women in making the period cramp reliever. You have misread my idea. It's not about napkins. Thanks for your suggestion.

August 11, 2016 01:30

Your idea is inspirational,considering that I am from South Africa and August is considered to be woman's month for us in South Africa. As I am reading through your idea I am thinking that here is a woman who can speak for other woman. You are a symbol of empowerment.
My suggestion is that It would be good if your you could turn your business idea into a non profit organisation that supports woman from all over poor regions of the world by freely giving napkins to the disadvantaged.
This way your idea will have a serious impact across the globe.

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Nazmul Amin Shuvo

August 8, 2016 19:19

This type of idea can change the women's health scenario especially in poor countries and enables women to pay full attention to the work .keep up the good work. Hope to see your idea become into a reality.

Nazmul Amin Shuvo

August 8, 2016 19:06

The idea is great. This type of idea can help a lot of poverty stricken women around the globe and help them work with ease and comfort equally like men. Hope to see your idea come true.keep up the good work.

August 5, 2016 11:46

Sure, I guess you can have hand-made models, seperate attachable clothes, electric models, microfiber types,...
We can work on them anytime you got some time to send me an Email for furthur discussion.
[email protected]
Best regards,
Iman

August 5, 2016 10:24

Thanks, Ebuka!

August 5, 2016 10:23

Iman Hadi, can you please specify multiple product categories?

August 4, 2016 23:54

Of course, we are not without women and your idea has a world-wide approach and because it is solving a problem, it has potential. I applaud you.

August 4, 2016 17:57

That's a wonderful idea dear Myat. The concept can be developed into multiple product categories and positive testimonials would be the best advertisement.

July 31, 2016 18:44

Thank-you so much, Hashim. I just did. All the best.

July 31, 2016 18:41

What are you talking about Akil?

July 31, 2016 12:30

u realy craked ur mind to come into this. its the best idea i have ever seen. i salute u. may u succed vote for me and leave your comment to my idea https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/4702/

July 31, 2016 12:28

u realy craked ur mind to come into this. its the best idea i have ever seen. i salute u. may u succed vote for me and leave your comment to my idea https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/4702/

July 30, 2016 11:29

I did, Maisha. Preserving the culture much, eh!

July 30, 2016 11:29

Irakoze, I wish it wa that easy. nevertheless, thanks!

July 29, 2016 16:49
July 29, 2016 15:31

You have creative mind, Please quickly implement the idea and transform lives of people

July 28, 2016 22:22

You have a good idea so keep it up coz it is what you have intended

July 26, 2016 18:34

Thank-you so much, Hashim.

July 26, 2016 18:29

your a good designer for your idea i think it will be the developmental foster

July 26, 2016 08:09

Thabks, Suleiman

July 26, 2016 08:08

I hope too, Signa! I voted for your idea.

July 25, 2016 20:53

Very interesting idea,.. hope will be useful..
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July 25, 2016 20:53

Very interesting idea,.. hope will be useful..
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July 25, 2016 20:53

Very interesting idea,.. hope will be useful..
i voted on it but also you can support my project by follow the link
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July 25, 2016 20:53

Very interesting idea,.. hope will be useful..
i voted on it but also you can support my project by follow the link
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July 25, 2016 19:45

Nice keep going with it

July 25, 2016 12:59

this is great initiative

July 24, 2016 08:30

Thanks for the support, Ngedu.

July 24, 2016 08:29

Way to go for that, Hashim!

July 23, 2016 23:24

Your idea is good and very motivated and i think you will be a winner

Salu Yuda Ngedu

July 23, 2016 20:49

Great idea. We support it!

Mukitur Reza

July 21, 2016 17:32

Amazing idea!

Rakesh

July 21, 2016 10:35

Brilliant idea

July 18, 2016 23:42

your idea is brilliant and and of relevance to Nigeria adolescent girls. However, can you research more on business model? so that your can find investors for your product. From my experience in business, I learnt how to differentiate marketing strategy and supply chains model. it appears that business model helps startups to find a paying customer and revenue that will sustain production, while competitors are placed on close watch to understand competitors strategy. I don't know if this suggestions can help you begin follow research. your idea is indeed sustainable.

July 18, 2016 23:41

your idea is brilliant and and of relevance to Nigeria adolescent girls. However, can you research more on business model? so that your can find investors for your product. From my experience in business, I learnt how to differentiate marketing strategy and supply chains model. it appears that business model helps startups to find a paying customer and revenue that will sustain production, while competitors are placed on close watch to understand competitors strategy. I don't know if this suggestions can help you begin follow research. your idea is indeed sustainable.

July 18, 2016 08:44

Your idea is a good one just casted my vote (1097) for your idea. I will appreciate if help me do same using the https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/ibeabuchichris/ideas/my-ideas/5055/
Thanks

July 17, 2016 21:18

Adebayo, I have just cast my vote. Keep going!

July 17, 2016 21:17

Deodatus,
sorry for the delay. I would love to buy a bag from you. So cool!

July 17, 2016 21:15

Teslim,
I surely would love to chat with you. Firstly, how does the message option work here?

July 17, 2016 15:58

I have voted for

I love your idea and it's compliments my project of empowering farmers. I will love to have a chat with you.

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E-mail: [email protected]

July 17, 2016 15:57

Myat I saw your comment on my idea, I will like to have a chat with you.

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E-mail [email protected]

July 12, 2016 20:37

I real like your Idea and I casted my votes to U. Keep it up. U may also pass through my project and live a comment...
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July 3, 2016 22:59

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June 29, 2016 13:46

Thanks, Geraldine. On it!

June 29, 2016 00:09

Good idea! I have voted for you. I kindly requested that you read about my idea too and vote for me via this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/4345/ .Together we can create a better society.

June 29, 2016 00:08

Good idea! I have voted for you. I kindly requested that you read about my idea too and vote for me via this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/4345/ .Together we can create a better society.

June 29, 2016 00:07

Good idea! I have voted for you. I kindly requested that you read about my idea too and vote for me via this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/4345/ .Together we can create a better society.

June 27, 2016 11:40

Hello Myat,

Your Idea is great! I cast my vote for it. You may also wish to vote and comment on my idea, http://www.entrepreneursip-campus.org/members/felixyola/ideas/my-ideas/4582/

I will appreciate a lot!

June 26, 2016 23:12

Hello MYAT,
This is a great idea and i have voted for you. Please you can read and support my idea with your comment and vote.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/3074/
together we can create a better society.

June 23, 2016 07:19

Thanks, everyone. It's more important to study the psychographics of indigenous people from Chittagong Hill Tracts. The purchasing decision is made by the parents, husbands and guardians as well. Hence, I targeted the healthcares which influence the decisions highly. Your valuable feedback is more than welcome.

Mokabbir Sarkar

June 20, 2016 10:57

This is a brilliant idea. I know this just sitting at the planning stage, however, when this project goes to the implementation stage please make sure your "measures to evaluate success" is well designed indicate a conclusive correlation to your idea. Lets hope for the best.

June 20, 2016 10:12

I Like your Idea

It's a great one. please keep it up

Now regarding the question you asked me on Advocating for Gender Equality?

I grew up in Nigeria one of the African countries where Gender Inequality is very stricken and that is why started this project African Girls Empowerment Network a platform that give voice to the voiceless Girls within and outside Africa

Please vote for my idea I have voted for you

my email is [email protected] and WhatsApp no is +2348121746273

Thanks and nice to meet you

June 19, 2016 18:28

All the best.

June 17, 2016 17:14

Wow, great idea. I appreciate your initiative and wish best of luck.

Kazi Ahmad Pervez

June 16, 2016 18:43

Basically it is an "one-stop" solution to a routine discomfort.
A completely new concept for the target customers but has great potential for repeat purchase.
However, convincing the target customer for the purchase may be the greatest challenge...

Kidwa

June 16, 2016 16:42

This is really good!

Aanila K

June 16, 2016 15:38

I really love this idea, especially because I know how hard it is to deal with period cramps every month. I hope this one gets implemented and the lives of the women in remote areas of Bangladesh can be improved! :)

Ajmayeena Tajrian

June 16, 2016 14:06

Brilliant idea! Hopefully it'll be followed to ease their hard life and womanhood!