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.

WE HAVE MADE THE ENTIRE PROCESS SO SIMPLE SUCH THAT IT TAKES YOU ONLY A MINUTE TO DONATE AND HELP US OUT

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27th May 2017
Dear Friends,

Here is the latest update on this subject.

The total Contribution from all of you is inching closer to Rs 1 Lakh. The last of the contributor was Ramesh Parthasarathy. We will be sending a THANK YOU note to Ramesh, Prithi, Krishnan, and Shankar very shortly.

A team inside AIF has been scouting for the procurement of the machine, and which is when we realised that we are running after owning a cow, when milk is available at several places, even without the ownership of a cow tagged to it.

More over, the machine costs anywhere around Rs 3-4 lakhs, while the money collected till date is only a fraction of the above.

Hence, our latest thinking is to:

- procure the sanitary napkins from a job-vendor;

- distribute part of the volume, free of cost to the deserving school children (and thus build the awareness around hygiene and use of napkins, in lieu of cloth); and

- support the Self Help Groups, formed with the parents of the above school children as members, to market the balance napkins, and thus enable a sustained business opportunity to that section of the society to further their livelihood..

More information sharing by end of June 2017...
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Rs.92,771
raised of Rs.400,000 goal

22 Supporters

5 Days to go

Payment options: Online, cheque pickups

Beneficiary: Assist India Fo... info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

Supporters (22)

RP
Ramesh donated Rs.5,000
PD
PRITHI donated Rs.10,000

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

KK
Krishnan donated Rs.2,500

Supporting a good cause

SD
Shankar donated Rs.10,001

Great initiative!

A
Anonymous donated Rs.14,000
A
Anonymous donated Rs.200