We all Indians are going through a critical situation and facing rapidly growing global issue i.e Corona Virus. Corona Virus avoidance itself is a parcel of health and self hygiene. If we maintain our hygiene and social distancing we can save ourselves and others from this global virus issue. Our life is everyone’s priority now but we all know that due to the lockdown in all over India daily wages workers, unorganized labours, hawkers are going through a crucial situation of financial loss and unemployment from last 10 days and may be for next 30 days more which leads them to face a difficult situation to fulfill basic needs and safety hygiene measures.
As our Prime Minister of India Hon.Narendra Modi already insisted to all organizations and people that, now it's everyone’s priority to take care of their family and provide them all the necessary healthcare facilities with the provision of basic needs of the people.
You all are familiar with Shubhamkaroti Foundation and its contribution towards society. Providing health care facilities is a mission of Shubhamkaroti Foundation. We believe that NO person, no matter what their circumstances, should ever have to worry about their basic health needs and it is the necessity of the world now. From last eight years Shubhamkaroti Foundation is dedicatedly working on women health and menstrual hygiene. As an initiative to support the needy women and girls to maintain their hygiene in these economic crises period, Shubhamkaroti Foundation has started a campaign ‘Periods Don’t Stop in LOCKDOWN’.
We all are at home to fight against COVID-19, even due to the personal safety many people are self Quarantines. But ‘Periods Don’t Stop in LOCKDOWN’. Every woman has a right to maintain her menstrual hygiene with dignity in any difficult condition. But in the current financial crises situation many women like daily wages workers, unorganized labours, hawkers, and maids are unable to maintain once menstrual hygiene because of financial reasons and access to the sanitary pads. Even in some rural as well as remote place areas due to the personal safety many small daily needs shops and medical stores are closed and the situation results into unavailability of menstrual absorbents (pads) for the women.
What is the Campaign? : With the support of team members, volunteers, partner organizations, health workers and government channels Shubhamkaroti Foundation has started a campaign ‘Periods Don’t Stop in LOCKDOWN’.
What we are distributing? : Through this campaign Shubhamkaroti Foundation is providing ‘Packet of 8 Ultra Sanitary Pads’
Who are the beneficiaries? : The home quarantines, daily wages workers, unorganized labours, hawkers, homeless people, women in shelter homes and maids who are unable to maintain their menstrual hygiene because of financial reasons and limited access to the sanitary pads. The organization is expecting to reach 10,000 beneficiaries up to the 30th of June 2020.
Which is the area of Distribution? : We are distributing ‘Packet of 8 Ultra Sanitary Pads’ in Nanded, Hingoli and Parbhani District of Maharashtra state.
What is cost Per Packet? : Rs.35 per packet (Packet of 8 Ultra Sanitary Pads)
How long the campaign will run? : The campaign is divided into 4 schedules i.e 25nd march to 31st March, 1st April to 14th April and 14th april to 3rd May and 4th May to 30th June 2020.
What is the strategy to implement? : In first schedule i.e 25nd march to 31st March the distribution already done by our volunteers adhering to the rules laid by the government. If the Corona Virus growth will remain constant in this area the same strategy will be adopted for next schedules also. But if it increases in particular area then the distribution will be done through the respected government channels like through Grampanchayat, Asha workers, Anganwadi Sevika or any other way which will be notified by the government. No public participation will take place in that case.
Total Budget required? Shubhamkaroti Foundation is running this campaign for social and health security purpose. The initial budget for the first two schedules (25nd march to 31st March, 1st April to 7th April) is required Rs. 10,20, 750 (including door delivery and packing) out of Rs.50,000 is contributed by the trustees and members of Shubhamkaroti Foundation.
We are looking for the donors, partners, fundraisers and self motivated volunteers to run this campaign and help our women to maintain their menstrual hygiene with dignity. Join and contribute to the society.
Note: The entire process will be in a quarantine way adhering to the rules laid by the government. No mass gathering and mass public participation will take place.