National Family Survey estimated that of the 336 million menstruating women in India about 121 million (roughly 36 percent) women are using sanitary napkins, locally or commercially produced. Only 36 percent of women use pads in India, which is very heartbreaking because on average a woman menstruates for about 7 years during their lifetime.
We often hear that unhygienic period health and disposal practices can have major consequences on the health of women, but what exactly is at risk here? Every person – male or female should be aware of the diseases that could be caused if a woman does not have access to menstrual hygiene products. Poor menstrual hygiene can pose physical health risks and has been linked to reproductive and urinary tract infections. Many girls and women have limited options for affordable menstrual materials. Girls and women with disabilities and special needs face additional challenges with menstrual hygiene.
Hi, my name is Manvi, and I’m a social worker working with Humari Pehchan NGO. I am working towards the cause of menstrual hygiene because I want spread awareness about it. I want to educate underprivileged women so that there is no risk to their health, and they can lead a happy, hygienic and healthy life.
I’ll be distributing menstrual material kit to all the women in need.
On World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Hamari Pahchan NGO distributed Sanitary Kits and it came in limelight on Republic Bharat news channel:
Hamari Pahchan NGO has distributed more than 30,000 Sukhad Kits in 2021 and their aim is to distribute at least 50,000 Sukhad Kits to women. These kits would include 24 packets of Sanitary Pads 6 packets of Soap and disposable paper envelopes.
Sukhad Kit for 1 woman = Rs.1400/- Sukhad Kt for 5 women = Rs.7,000/-
This kit includes all the required material, so that they have proper means and access to proper hygiene.
If you’re eager to make an impact in your community, please contribute for the cause. No amount is too small to donate; it’s the contribution that matter.