Help poor girls to get their menstrual practices hygienic..

"Help us spread awareness amongst women and girls on sanitation and hygiene"

“Did you know that 56% of the girls in our country - both in and out of school did not have any information regarding menstruation before onset of menarche?”

You will be further shocked at these facts:
- Majority of girls (c 75% in-school) use cloth!!
- c 25% of the out-of-school girls did not use any material at all!
- Hardly any shop in many villages stock or sell sanitary napkins or any such protection products! Do You know why?
“None living in and around those villages could afford the same”!!!!

We, at Assist India Foundation (AIF), want to do something to make a difference! 

And we wish to call upon you to give us a helping hand to spread awareness amongst women and girls on sanitation and hygiene"

AIF aims to create awareness on life's important issues through charitable means and we have chosen the task of 'sensitization of sanitary napkin usage' among the economically weaker women and girls.
We propose to create awareness by making sanitary napkins available at affordable prices and ensuring a sanitation habit.

We would accomplish this by setting up a sanitary napkin manufacturing facility inside a girls' schools so that the adolescent girls understand and acquire the habit of preserving their hygiene.

A group of girls from these schools will be provided adequate inputs and motivation by AIF to make them responsible for managing the making and distribution end to end. This training will also provide the girls valuable skill to find a source of employment after their schooling.
Do you see the picture of the first batch of happy trainees along with our Board Member from one of such chosen schools?

The Action steps would be:

A sanitary napkin machine with its accessories will be installed in each of the chosen schools

AIF will fund the original cost - i.e. capital cost (including installation) as well as the working capital for the initial 6 months

Initial 3 months would be focused on training. Production during this period will be towards the in-school consumption.

Project viability would be measured through the following 3 months

Once the capacity utilization improves beyond 50%, the surplus over the in-school requirement would be sold through a SHG formed under this project, with the guidance and support from AIF.

We will not only be grateful for any support that you provide us on this project, but will also appreciate if you could share this link with your contacts (through social media, as well as emails) to help spread this campaign.


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31st October 2017
Dear Supporters,

Yesterday - Monday, 30th October 2017, was the D Day for AIF (and that includes all the good samaritans like you, who too are part of this project). In line with the update posted on the 14th October 2017, some of the Board members of AIF were present at the school (Guntur Subbiah Pillai School, T Nagar, an ALL GIRLS school, having c 800 students), and were part of the symbolic handing over of the Sanitary Napkins.

Some of the photographs taken on this occasion are shared herewith.

Despite the pouring rain outside, the inaugural function went off smoothly, and with a large number of students participating. Thanks especially to the Headmistress of the school (Ms. Rajalakshmi) and her committed faculty members for making this happen. Special thanks to our board members (especially, Ms. Taarinee Kumaresh, Mr. J Raghunathan, and Mr. P Balchand) for the continuous guidance, mentoring, and execution support provided till closure. over to the other schools in the city.

Thank you all for the support. 
14th October 2017
Dear Supporters,

Finally, it is happening this month (October 2017). Thanks to the team members lead by Ms Taarinee Kumaresh, and also the support provided by the School authorities, especially the School Principal.
The project is about to be launched this month, with a training program to be conducted for the relevant children, and also for the school faculty.
 As per the latest discussion we have decided to keep the SHG out of scope for this time, and try out the option of using the surplus funds generated for the welfare of the school itself. Thanks wholly to Jayaraman Raghunathan (one of our Board members) for this brilliant change of thinking.

Last but not the least I will be failing in my duty if I do not extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the donors. Outstanding would be an understatement. I could see that the donors have been very generous, and some of the donors have decided to keep themselves anonymous. Truly proud of your souls. May their tribe grow. Respecting the continuous flow of funds even today, we would like to extend the close date till end of October 2017.

In my next update (Nov 2017) I plan to share some pictures of the school girls getting trained.

Thank you for your support and love.
8th August 2017
As we have not reached our goal amount, a change of scope in this project has been initiated.  As per the revision, we plan to procure the napkins from a local manufacturer (of course, good quality ones), and use part of the same as freebies to the girl students (to get them into the habit of using napkins in lieu of cloth), and use the balance to support a self-sustaining business initiative to needy women in the neighborhood, through SHGs.

Thank you for the support so far.
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raised of Rs.400,000 goal

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Supporters (25)

Uzma donated Rs.2,500
9 months ago
Prabhakaran donated Rs.10,001
9 months ago

Dear JRS, Though it's delayed, kindly accept my small donation for a noble cause.

Sumathi donated Rs.1,000
9 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.5,000
about 1 year ago
Anonymous donated Rs.10,000
about 1 year ago

Hope this will make a difference in getting our girls access to basic hygiene.

Krishnan donated Rs.2,500
about 1 year ago

Supporting a good cause