Urgent Menstrual Kit delivery

Girlythings
(Pending editorial review)
Pakistan (Lahore)
Girlythings is a mobile application that delivers sanitary products whenever they want. It also delivers a daughter's starter kit and has a special feature called, HELP that delivers a prepared period kit in public but discreetly in times of an emergency. But that is not it. We are the first ever product delivery system for women that aims to eliminate payment altogether. Our user earns points by giving capacity building quizzes on the App along with feedback quizzes for our partners. We publish the data of the quiz to call for changes in services, policies and products. Its like meeting demands of women, sharing their voice and encouraging safe products for even those who cant afford. I was born with a disability in Pakistan. It was not easily realizing challenges of being a female and have a disability. But this was also an opportunity for me to understand problems and come up with solutions. Since I had traveled to 12 countries and had spoken to men and women from across ages and cultures. I realized we needed to eliminate the element of money from basic provisions such as food, clothing and shelter but women it was understanding menstruation. Even as a strong confidant girl on the wheelchair I was unable to buy pads or other personal products because of shops not being accessible. I thought of women in villages and areas where there are no shops. Over the years I realized our mothers, sisters and friends are able to use applications on phone rather than open a website. So we decide to bring help right on their phones. Making the monthly time a time of joy and eliminating money from it. The initiative is basic but solves a large problem for women and men.
Submitted by

Tanzila Khan (27 February 2019)

Bio

Tanzila Khan is a wheelchair user since birth from Lahore, Pakistan. She wrote her first book, ‘A story of Mexico’ when she was 16 and then went on to publish her second book, ‘The Perfect Situation’ later. She has sold her books to fund community projects in the fields of disability, women empowerment, education and environment. Her NGO is Creative Alley that trains and empowers the community through events and projects. She launched her company, Iwish to create sustainable solutions to achieve the SDGs which includes a mobile application, Girlythings that delivers sanitary products to women with disabilities. Tanzila has also been a public speaker and has spoken across 15 countries. Her day job is serving as Manager Entrepreneurship Development Program at Hashoo Foundation.

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Tanzila Khan, Founder

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