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 health effects. Underprivileged women who do not have access, means or the knowledge regarding the same, suffer during these hard times without letting their family know and hence the TABOO remains.
I'm Arshi, a social worker, working with Hamari Pahchan NGO, based in New Delhi. This cause caught my attention because I want to educate people about Menstrual Healthcare (periods), which is a common and a healthy naturally occurring process among all women irrespective of any biases or differences. I want the underprivileged women of society to have a proper menstrual hygiene so that there are no long-term health effects, such as, skin diseases, anemia, urinary tract infections, ovarian cancer, etc.
We belonging to the privileged section of the society, don't often come across and realise the plight these women have to face in those times of the month. Therefore, I urge you to understand the importance and depth of this cause keeping in mind how much your donations to this cause would matter for the well being of the ladies deprived of this facility.
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. The organisation will 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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