On a global level, at least 500 million women and girls lack adequate facilities for menstrual hygiene management. More than 77% of menstruating women in India use an old cloth, which is often reused, ashes, newspapers, dried leaves and husk sand during periods.
Lack of knowledge as to how one should maintain their hygiene during menstruation can cause problems with long term effects. Underprivileged women who do not have access, means or the knowledge regarding the same suffer during these hard times and hence the TABOO remains.
I am Tanya Gupta from Delhi. I have been a part of the privileged communities who have access to the basic facilities quite easily. Due to this, I cannot even think of a day without these facilities and feel inclines towards all the ways in which I can make any impact in their life in whichever way I can. Talking specifically, all the women deserve to have sanitary pads during their menstruation days. On the contrary, only 20% of the women have access to sanitary pads which is a very grave issue. Also, initially I myself was made to believe that periods are a taboo so I don't want anyone else to feel the same. This initiative is perfect way to solve this evident problem in our society.
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After conducting a survey in the slums, it was discovered that there are women who are suffering from various problems due to non-maintenance of their menstrual health.
I'll be distributing Sanitary Kits to these underprivileged women so that they have the proper means and access to good hygiene.
Sukhad Kit for 1 woman = Rs.1400/-
Sukhad Kt for 5 women = Rs.7,000/-
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