Age: 30

From: Rayapettai

Currently lives in: Sanjeevi Nagar

Message to the world: Cloth pads are the healthiest option and they incorporate traditional practices. I encourage others to share the benefits of cloth pads with other women so they can try them and keep sharing the knowledge.



Valliyammai has always loved stitching clothes and other items for her community, so when she saw Kiruba’s work nearly four years ago, she was inspired to take on her first job and join the tailors at Kiruba. Having her own income has helped her make decisions for herself, given her confidence and allowed her to support her children, husband, and parents. She believes that having an income is important for every woman, not only to invest and support their families but also to allow them to gain independence.

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