Here are five startups working in the area of women hygiene in India

Saathi- The startup sells biodegradable sanitary pad made from banana fibre for the Indian market. They are made from discarded banana trees and does not cause any skin irritation.

The company was founded by three Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates—Amrita Saigal, Grace Kane and Kristin Kagetsu.

Kristen worked in Oracle as a hardware engineer and co-founded Saathi in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Amrita Saigal post graduated from Harvard Business School and worked for Google at Glass at work as business development.