Inteco is a process innovation company. Our main focus is the distribution and supply chain management of donated sanitary pads to adolescent girls in schools.
The issue of lack of sanitary pads and its effects on education for the girl is widely known. The most common intervention for this problem is an increase in sanitary pad donations. At Inteco, we thought the solution can be achieved differently. Our innovation is in three phases. The first we innovated in the value chain of distribution of sanitary pads. We identified human interference in the chain and opted to eradicate it with our system. Secondly, our solution is a technological innovation as the way we distribute sanitary pads, through sanitary pad dispensers is a new system in Kenya. Also, the way the students access their sanitary pad provision is innovative in the market. The entire system is cashless. Thirdly, we collect data that ensures accountability, transparency, and monitoring of the value chain.