• Taking sanitation & hygiene to greater levels
• Boosting home grown initiatives and skills
By Stephen Rwembeho
The Sustainable Health Enterprise (SHE), through collaboration with Work-force Development Authority (WDA) has started producing sanitary pads using banana fibers in Ngoma district, Eastern province. The use of banana waste to create affordable sanitary pads for communities is a new development in Rwanda.
This medium production using abundant raw materials was commended by various government efforts that see it as the highest level of technological improvisation made to improve sanitation.
The project that has already created hundreds of jobs to local population in Ngoma district. Project’s managers, the installed machines have the capacity to produce about 3000 sanitary pads per minute.