Saathi Inc. is a UN-recognized, award-winning sustainable consumer products company. We are making the world's first completely biodegradable and compostable sanitary pads using a common agricultural byproduct in India, banana tree fibre. We have patent pending technology to convert agri-waste fibers into an absorbent which we use for the sanitary pads and can also be used for other products. We are addressing three major challenges directly with our sanitary pads, 1) traditional chemical-filled sanitary pads, 2) access to sanitary pads in rural areas, and 3) waste management and plastic waste reduction relating to sanitary pads. Saathi has a team of founders from MIT, Harvard Business School, TU Delft and Nirma University, with experience in sustainable products, business, and engineering. We eliminate 60 kg of pad waste, per woman, in her lifetime. Saathi is part of the circular economy where everyone is positively impacted and our goal is to create hygiene products.