Hi, we are Nazira Begum , khairul islam our team, we are a voluntary helping team, we are collaborate with our NGO(Socio-economic Develoment Society Shawrachara) and we are belong a rural area. our activist in trying to make impact and make social change within the neighborhoods of Assam India. One of the major problems we stumbled upon in Assam Indian, is lack of access to sanitary pads for young girls living in low income marginalized communities like the one is a slum of Assam India that comprehends nearly 500 girls & woman.
One of biggest challenges is for girls not having accessibility to proper menstruation products. They also lack proper information about their period and reproductive health. Girls struggle to manage their period as they can't afford to buy sanitary pads. For this reason they often rely on improvised materials like scraps of old clothing, pieces of foam mattress, toilet paper to manage their period, which is highly unhygienic, ineffective and uncomfortable.
Faced with frequent, embarrassing leaks and a susceptibility to recurrent infections, the impact is that f girls and women experience their monthly period as something that prevents them from engaging in daily life – whether this is going to school or work, or carrying out their normal domestic responsibilities.
** Did you know?
- 52% girls are not even aware of menstruation before menarche
- 24% girls end up missing school during menstruation owing to lack of proper information on pain management and facilities for changing used absorbents
- Mothers are the key source of information on the topic and 70% mothers consider menstruation ‘dirty’
- Girls and women in rural India use pads and cloth for up to 12 hours or more, repeatedly causing reproductive tract infections and white discharge
- The culture of shame and silence keeps girls and women from getting the right information on how to manage their menstruation hygienically
The campaign ONE GIRL ONE PAD targets 500 girls from the age of 12 who are in their menstruation period , attend the our Social responsibility.
Our project Cost
One girls per year 12 pack
500×12 = 6000
1 pack pad price 40 Rupe ($0.55)
6000×40 = 240000 ( $3450)
We decided to sponsor 500 girls who will receive the Sanitary Pad Kit to use in the course of one year, a pilot number that will serve as a testimony for the rest of the community, spreading information, training families and educators, addressing the importance to have an adequate sanitary pad kit to handle the menstruation period. Through education and live feedback we aim to ensure that families see it as a possible investment for their girls.
The money that we aim to raise, will go to buy 500 sanitary pad's kits and the remaining will be invested for logistic reach out.
Your 5$ for one girls one year pad price. and your to 1/3 of the average cost of one cup of coffee per month. For the families in Assam India is a huge amount of money all at once but through a small donation we can make impact in a girl's life so that she can live her menstruation period with dignity.