Why am I fundraising?
Menstruation is a natural biological phenomenon that every woman undergoes. Due to poor access to and affordability of reliable products, girls in India have been adopting unhygienic practices to manage their periods which has severe health implications.
We feel access to affordable sanitary napkins is a basic right for every girl. To provide easy access to affordable sanitary pads, we are planning to install sanitary napkin vending machines in schools of Mumbai and supply them with sanitary napkins for stocking in schools.
There are many schools in urban slums of Mumbai who have the intention to install the vending machine or stock pads, but do not have the funds for the same.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
We intend to install the vending machines in 30 schools and supply them with Aisha Sanitary Napkins for which we are raising Rs 1,000,000. Once the installations is done, we shall be sharing the details of the same on our Facebook page.
Here are a few examples of amounts you can donate:
- INR 300 helps one girl for a year
- INR 1,500 helps five girls for a year
- INR 30,000 installs one vending machine along with hygiene awareness session for the users
1. Is the donation tax deductible?
No. Saral Design Solutions Private Limited is a for-profit social enterprise. Hence, your donation will not be tax deductible.
2. Who is the team behind Saral?
Founded by a team of alumni from IIT Bombay and IIT Madras, Saral is a team of young, enthusiastic and passionate engineers who believe that they can bring difference in lives of people through technology and are committed to create and deliver solutions that would impact millions of people.
For more details, visit: http://www.saraldesigns.in/about-us/