Forbes India | Femtech: Making women's health sexy
Forbes India | Femtech: Making women's health sexy 0

Through the Woloo app, women can easily find Woloo hosts (premium restaurants, and QSRs that have tied up with the company) and Woloo powder rooms near suburban train and bus stations, temples, and tourist places through a subscription plan for ₹99 a month.

“When you think of a toilet facility, there is an assumption of the stink, unhygienic and unsafe environment that comes to your mind. That is precisely what we wanted to change,” says Kelshikar.

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This start-up helps women locate and use the nearest hygienic restroom. What a blessing!
This start-up helps women locate and use the nearest hygienic restroom. What a blessing! 1

A teenager was on the road when she got her first period. She panicked because her mother wasn't near by and she didn't know what to do. But thanks to a start-up called Woloo and its staff, she was able to find a hygienic restroom nearby and was also given a sanitary napkin and some coffee. The team also contacted a gynaecologist for her. For another young working woman, Woloo was able to save her career. Her job involved frequent travelling and she often had to use public restrooms......

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Woloo Wants To Become The Airbnb Of Toilets For Indian Women
Woloo Wants To Become The Airbnb Of Toilets For Indian Women 0

PUNE, India — “I went back a generation behind and realized that the birth of a girl is celebrated, but while celebrating that birth, the family starts implanting fear in her mind,” Manish Kelshikar, a 49-year-old entrepreneur based in Mumbai, told Zenger News.“Don’t go there, don’t use this washroom, this is not safe, this is not accessible, this is not hygienic, you will get an infection.”

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Ready for Take Off - Welcome aboard Mr. Rajan Navani
Ready for Take Off - Welcome aboard Mr. Rajan Navani 2

Ask a women if she is comfortable using a public toilet and you are sure to get a vehement, “No.” Despite the fact that our population includes approximately 48.1% women, there are no clean, safe, and hygienic toilets available for them in public places. With a vision to provide hygiene dignity, Woloo brings a tech enabled loo discovery platform through which women will have access to hygienic Woloo Powder-rooms. And this vision is being brought to fruition with the support of JetSynthesys.  

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WOLOO IS INDIA'S FIRST LOO DISCOVERY APP THAT HELPS LOCATE, USE CERTIFIED WASHROOMS
WOLOO IS INDIA'S FIRST LOO DISCOVERY APP THAT HELPS LOCATE, USE CERTIFIED WASHROOMS 0

Indian startup Woloo has launched a mobile application, which helps women locate and use the nearest washroom facility. Digital entertainment and technology company JetSynthesys, has invested in Woloo for the facility. The app and its facility is currently available only in Mumbai. Woloo is planning to expand its services to 10 metro cities by the end of this year. Within three years, it aims to have Woloo Powder Rooms in 100 cities.

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This startup wants to solve the one big problem women have when they travel
This startup wants to solve the one big problem women have when they travel 0

Being on the road is all fun and games until you need to use the loo. While this isn’t much of an issue for men, women have entirely different needs and struggle to find a hygienic, safe space to do their business. Well, that might just change. Woloo, a hygiene services and products startup, is setting up safe and clean ‘Powder Rooms’ across major cities. The startup is backed by entertainment and technology company JetSynthesis, whose investment will help ramp up its digital ecosystem.  On Women’s Day, the company launched an app to help women discover these and other clean loos around them. 

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Woloo App Inauguration on Women’s day!
Woloo App Inauguration on Women’s day! 2

Woloo App Inauguration on Women’s day!

In a ceremony organized on Mar 8, 2021 on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Woloo App has been officially inaugurated by Honorable Minister Adv. Mrs. Yashomati Thakur, Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development Department.

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Woloo Launches Its App To Locate And Use Certified Washrooms For Women Sanitation Needs
Woloo Launches Its App To Locate And Use Certified Washrooms For Women Sanitation Needs 0

Woloo, India’s first-of-its-kind startup, has launched a mobile application this International Women’s Day to help women locate and use the nearest Woloo washroom facility. To kick off operations, Woloo is offering free subscriptions to Mumbai’s female Covid-19 warriors as a mark of respect for their service. The complimentary subscriptions include easy access to a hygienic Woloo facility, certified by Woloo Assurance of Hygiene (WAH) for safety....

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Woloo App Inauguration on Women’s day!
Woloo App Inauguration on Women’s day! 0

Woloo App Inauguration on Women’s day!

In a ceremony organized on Mar 8, 2021 on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Woloo App has been officially inaugurated by Honorable Minister Adv. Mrs. Yashomati Thakur, Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development Department.

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Maharashtra Women's Commission inaugurates it's new divisional office at Mulund, Mumbai
Maharashtra Women's Commission inaugurates it's new divisional office at Mulund, Mumbai 0

Woloo congratulates Mrs. Anita Patil (IFS) Honorable Member Secretary, Maharashtra State Commission for Women and Mr. Rahul More, Divisional Dy. Commissioner, Woman and Child Development Department Konkan Division, Mumbai, at the inauguration of their new divisional office of Maharashtra State Women’s Commission in Mulund on 8th March, 2021 on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

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(LOO)king Ahead: The Woloo Story
(LOO)king Ahead: The Woloo Story 0

What comes to your mind when you think about public toilets? Unsanitary, sometimes unsafe spaces that you wouldn’t want to venture into unless you’re in a dire emergency? Well, unfortunately, that’s a reality many of us live with, owing to the state of our public conveniences. So, when entrepreneurs Shivkala Mudaliar and Manish Kelshikar launched Woloo, a swanky, pay-per-use women’s only powder room near Thane railway station in November 2019, it made national news.

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Ladies, Head To WOLOO Near Thane Station. It's Not Just A Washroom, But A Hygienic Powder Room!
Ladies, Head To WOLOO Near Thane Station. It's Not Just A Washroom, But A Hygienic Powder Room! 0

How many times do we avoid drinking water so that we don't have to pee in public washrooms? Plus, the stink of the public toilets. Yuck! That makes us even more averse to the idea of using public washrooms aka Sulabh Shauchalaya. And don't even get us started on the ones at local railway stations. But hold up! One woman entrepreneur, Shivkala Mudaliar is changing the game. She has along with Manish Kelshikar started WOLOO (Woman's Loo). .....

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Woloo: Women’s Dream Come True
Woloo: Women’s Dream Come True 0

Would you believe it if someone told you that there exists a women-only, clean, affordable private washroom in a public area, which not only offers hygienic facilities but also a hot beverage, sanitary napkins and a few minutes of respite from the day’s turmoil? Woloo-Women’s Loo — is that dream destination and the first facility was inaugurated on November 19 (World Toilet Day last year), near Mumbai’s busy Thane railway station. In a telephonic interview, its CEO, Shivkala Mudaliar, speaks to Mrigank Warrier on how the idea was born, what sets it apart, why it works and more…

 

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WOLOO - India’s first powder room for women in Mumbai is more than a restroom
WOLOO - India’s first powder room for women in Mumbai is more than a restroom 0

On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared rural India open-defecation free (ODF). He added that building 11 crore toilets for 60 crore people within 60 months had left the world in awe and shock.  We might be ODF, but India still has a huge sanitation and hygiene problem.  In urban India, though one can find free public toilets or paid Sulabh Sauchalayas, they are either unhygienic or unsecure. Urban women are caught in the middle and often have to find commercial establishments like cafes or malls to relieve themselves.

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India’s first ever women’s powder room WOLOO in Thane
India’s first ever women’s powder room WOLOO in Thane 0

Thane – In women’s toilet, Imagine with toilet facilities if you got tea-coffee, water bottle, sanitary pads, melodious music, under one shelter, yes in western culture it is called women’s powder room. On the occasion of WORLD TOILET DAY, inauguration of India’s first such women’s powder room is held on Tuesday, 19th November 2019 near Thane railway station (west). 

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