RSD-Reusable Sanitary Diaper

RSD-Reusable Sanitary Diaper : To combat hygiene issue in India's slums

Delhi, IndiaMelbourne, Australia
Year Founded:
2014
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Hygiene has become one of the greatest dilemma in India, especially in slums areas. In order to combat diseases and other health related matter, I want to create the 'RSD- Reusable Sanitary Diaper' which is a diaper that targets sanitary issues.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if we could educate people on the lifestyle in the Indian slums, and help them towards engaging in a new revolutionary lifestyle that promises better health.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

There are different types of diseases that stem from unsanitary water consumption, poor hygiene, and the other environmental factors that make it difficult for the Indian slums to sustain themselves on an everyday basis.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The RSD- Reusable Sanitary Diaper targets a new lifestyle for people living in slums and for them to use the diaper on an everyday basis in order to improve the conditions of living and reduce health related issues.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The diaper will be made in order to be reusable. By doing so, people living in slums will be able to have a mean to be able to relieve themselves at any time and not relieve themselve in targeted areas. This will therefore improve sanitary control and improve the well being of the people living in it.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

-Reduce child mortality rates, India being one of the biggest number around the world compared to other poor countries. -Improve hygiene. -Decrease diseases that stem from unsanitary water consumption. -Reduce environmental impact of human waste. -Create a better and cleaner environment.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

-Reduce child mortality rates, India being one of the biggest number around the world compared to other poor countries. -Improve hygiene.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

To be able to sell the 'RSD- Reusable Sanitary Diaper' to the community and seek improvements to the lifestyle which may have greater impacts such as community development, increase in tourism industry and other factors.
About You
Organization:
Monash University
About You
First Name

Pascal

Last Name

Ah-Yu

About Your Project
Organization Name

Monash University

How long has your organization been operating?

Project
Organization Country

, VIC, Melbourne

Country where this project is creating social impact

, Delhi

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Foundations, NGOs, Businesses, Regional government, National government.

Supplemental
Sector

Health and Hygiene, Improving Nutrition, Water Use, Waste and Packaging, Sustainable Sourcing.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

-Kids
-Adults
-Elders

Everyone in general that need the product will be targeted to improve health and sanitary issues.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

The prize money will help in the development of the 'RSD- Reusable Sanitary Diaper' itself.
-It will also help me pursue higher studies.
-Will help create a positive impact to the environment.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

-Part of the Monash Ambassador Program
-Member of the Monash Student Panel (Transition to Monash Business School)

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

Are you are a current Unilever employee?