Inspiration

We are a group of five girls from Bangalore, India, who wish to help women overcome the problems they face regarding menstrual hygiene so we came up with Paddona.

What it does

Paddona serves as an interface between buyers and sellers of sanitary napkins such as low-cost sanitary napkin manufacturers. Using Paddona, you can also buy raw materials like cotton and cloth to make sanitary napkins. Paddona also accepts donations to help this cause.

How we built it

We built the app using MIT App Inventor and it is still at its prototype stage.

Challenges we ran into

We were unsure of how to incorporate a database in our app and we had similar problems with other components but we figured out some of it and are still figuring out the rest.

What we learned

We learnt a great deal about coding, app development, and entrepreneurship. This project also improved our critical thinking and problem solving skills.

What's next for Paddona

In the future, we hope to integrate Paddona in the Public Distribution System of India and therefore reach out to more rural women.

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