Hello I'm Jaiwant Deshlahara, law student currently doing internship under hamari pahchan and what I really like about their work and cause for which they're doing the work on numerous project and not many people know about menstural hygiene, they're not aware about this .
So below their is detail about the project
We started it as an initiative which later on became a project as it reached so many unprivileged women in the society. We distributed sanitary kits to women in rural areas so that they can maintain their hygiene during menstruation. Not only did we distribute it, we also provided them with the opportunity to earn a living by making eco-friendly bags for disposing off the pads etc., we provided them with knowledge as to why disposing them off is important.
Lock down has made us realise that some serious steps need to be taken to ensure menstrual hygiene Sukhad is an initiative undertaken to make the lives of the underprivileged a little less difficult during their time of menstruation. By the means of the same, we distribute menstrual hygiene kits and educate them on how to maintain their hygiene and health. The main objective behind the initiative was to educate women on their menstruation, and how to deal with it. We not only wanted to help these women with better menstrual hygiene, but also give them employment under the ‘skill development initiative’. This year, we went to various slums and a brothel at G. B. road, spreading awareness and providing the women living here with the basic necessities of menstrual pads and soap.
Furthermore, we spoke to and provided other employment opportunities to women living in the brothel, helping them live a self-reliant life of dignity in society. To make sanitary napkins more accessible for menstruating women, we are working to inaugurate the project ‘PAD Making Machine’, providing women with not only a safer menstrual cycle, but also employment.
IMPACT WE ARE PLANNING
Sukhad project will help us in eradicating the taboo related to menstrual hygiene and we will try to educate maximum people about periods. This year we aim to distribute 50,000 sukhad kits.
Per kit price: Sukhad kit for 1 woman = Rs. 1,400/-
Sukhad kits for 5 women = Rs 7,000/-
24 packets of sanitary pad
6 packets of soap
Disposable paper envelopes.