Saathi, founded by several MIT and Harvard graduates, has developed an eco-friendly sanitary pad made from local banana fiber that is fully compostable and bio-degradable. They hope it will give women more freedom in India and other developing countries.
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Sabeena Jalal, an alum of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and currently based in Karachi, has developed a blade to be used by midwives during childbirth to cut the umbilical cord. The blade does not get infected, so she hopes the tool can reduce the rate of infant mortality in developing countries.
“We are all passionate about providing an energy solution for those who need it the most,” says Kasey Wang, Harvard Law School student, about Torr Energy, one of the student group finalists in SAI’s Seed For Change Competition.
The Craftsmen, one of the student group finalists in SAI’s Seed For Change Competition, is a small forest enterprise facilitator that creates new value chains, provides year-round employment for forest dwellers, and trains communities in sustainable harvesting practices.
“We are trying to change the way teaching and learning happen,” says Peter Lauenstein-Denjongpa, HGSE alum and founder and principal of Taktse International School in Sikkim.
Imran Sarwar, Harvard Kennedy School alum, is the co-founder of Rabtt, which aims to change the education landscape in Pakistan.