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Help Shreya promote Sustainable Menstruation in government schools


HELP SHREYA AND FRIENDS RAISE FUNDS TO DONATE REUSABLE MENSTURAL PRODUCTS TO UNDERPRIVILEGED WOMEN AND GIRLS:

Shreya Maggon, a 15 year old student from Watchung Hills Regional High School in New Jersey is travelling to India to learn, research and raise funds for the underprivileged women and girls in the below villages gain access to sustainable menstrual cups and cloth pads:

Tharahunse Village near Bangalore, Karnataka
Government school/Wards of orphanage in Bangalore, Karnataka
Anwal Village, near Rohtak, Haryana
Bansi Village, near Rohtak, Haryana

The fundraiser will have an efficiency of 100%, which means that all the funds collected will go towards the purchase of the reusable menstrual products!

If you support the cause, please donate any amount of money and share her Facebook Page! Everything and anything helps!

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PERIOD LOVE
A woman's periods - a purely biological function - the very core of life itself, has unfortunately been degraded to something that a woman should feel ashamed about and hide from society as something impure and dirty.
Period Love is all about changing people's attitude towards menstruation by replacing shame, guilt, and secrecy about a woman's periods with pride, joy, and acceptance - of her identity.

WHY SUSTAINABLE MENSTRUATION - #BLEEDGREEN
Over the years, sanitary napkins have gained prominence in India as the Government and NGOs have taken initiatives and workshops towards educating females about the importance of personal hygiene. Increased awareness about personal hygiene remains one of the primary factors for growth of the Indian sanitary napkin market. The market is expected to reach a value of around US$ 596 Million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of more than 6% during 2017-2022.

Sadly, this trend has had an unforeseen impact on the environment - processing disposable sanitary waste. India has a nascent waste management policy. It is yet to consolidate and introduce a proper waste management process for sanitary waste. Despite segregation, sanitary pads are landfilled, where they languish for years or burnt unscientifically, releasing toxins into the atmosphere.

Our monthly periods contribute to the garbage piling up in our cities, clogging our drains, polluting our environment and ruining the health of our fellow citizen. It's hypocritical to complain about the state of affairs without doing what's within our power.

The Period Love Bleed Green campaign focuses on sustainable alternatives - Reusable cloth pads and menstrual cups. Each woman converting to reusable alternatives diverts 5000-6000 pads from landfills in her lifetime.

FUNDRAISING
Shreya's project is supported by Stonesoup.in. As part of our CSR activities, we conduct awareness in various slums, government schools, colleges, to the underprivileged staff of various organizations and communities. While doing the sessions we realized everyone wanted to shift to sustainable products for period care - Reusable Menstrual Cups and Cloth Pads. But it is difficult for some to make that investment.

On an average, we distribute about 40-50 menstrual products in each session, ranging from Rs. 350/- - 835/- (reusable menstrual pads & menstrual cups)

A menstrual cup can be reused for up 8-10 years and thus a menstrual cup user saves 1800 pads from landfills.  

A cloth pad can be reused for 2-3 years and thus a cloth pad user saves 450 pads from landfills.

Usually, we ask the participants to pay a nominal amount - 50-100 Rs. and we raise funds through CSR's, organizations, individuals etc to fund the rest.
Also, we arrange workshops for underprivileged women and teach them to make their own cloth pads.

Love your periods, Love Earth!
Rohtak girls
Rohtak girls
Rohtak School session
Rohtak School session
Bangalore phase
Bangalore phase
Menstruation goes green in the city!
Menstruation goes green in the city!
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3rd September 2018
*Impact to date:* 150 cups and pads donated in Bangalore - that's 130K disposables out of landfills!
Awareness and donation at GGHS girls school in Sunaria village, Rohtak. The girls are determined to seek an education without electricity and fans in 110 degree Fahrenheit summer heat!
*Impact to date:* 150 cups and pads donated in Bangalore - that's 130K disposables out of landfills!
Awareness and donation at GGHS girls school in Sunaria village, Rohtak. The girls are determined to seek an education without electricity and fans in 110 degree Fahrenheit summer heat!
12th August 2018
Thank you all for your love and support! With my collective funds from my US fundraiser on GoFundMe and India's Milaap, I have already donated reusable sanitary products to 150 women and girls. Figures are as below:

Government school in Jakkasandra - 35 girls
Karnataka State Reserve Police women - 56 girls
Tharahunse Village - 48 girls and women
Orphanage in Bangalore - 14 girls

Total Impact in Bangalore - over 150 women and girls received pads and cups that would potentially keep 130K disposable pads out of the waste system!

Now I am off to Rothak and Delhi to donate more, while my friend from Bangalore, Guhar will continue awareness and donations. Do continue supporting my campaign so that the impact can just continue to grow!

   

 


Thank you all for your love and support! With my collective funds from my US fundraiser on GoFundMe and India's Milaap, I have already donated reusable sanitary products to 150 women and girls. Figures are as below:

Government school in Jakkasandra - 35 girls
Karnataka State Reserve Police women - 56 girls
Tharahunse Village - 48 girls and women
Orphanage in Bangalore - 14 girls

Total Impact in Bangalore - over 150 women and girls received pads and cups that would potentially keep 130K disposable pads out of the waste system!

Now I am off to Rothak and Delhi to donate more, while my friend from Bangalore, Guhar will continue awareness and donations. Do continue supporting my campaign so that the impact can just continue to grow!

   

 


15th July 2018
Hello, I am Shreya Maggon. I am a 11th grade student at Watchung hills regional high school in New Jersey. This summer, I am very excited to travel to India to learn more about womens’ menstrual health issues. I am also very excited to learn about the environmental friendly options that women have available to them. As part of my project, first, I want to raise awareness about sustainable menstrual products in schools to kids my age. Secondly, I want to raise funds for sustainable menstrual cups and cloth pads to girls and women in villages who do not have access to them. Please find my project so that more women cab benefit from it.
Hello, I am Shreya Maggon. I am a 11th grade student at Watchung hills regional high school in New Jersey. This summer, I am very excited to travel to India to learn more about womens’ menstrual health issues. I am also very excited to learn about the environmental friendly options that women have available to them. As part of my project, first, I want to raise awareness about sustainable menstrual products in schools to kids my age. Secondly, I want to raise funds for sustainable menstrual cups and cloth pads to girls and women in villages who do not have access to them. Please find my project so that more women cab benefit from it.
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Rs.40,620
raised of Rs.100,000 goal

20 Supporters

Beneficiary: Shrunkhala. Mumbai info_outline

Supporters (20)

KM
Kunal donated Rs.500
YS
Yuvraj donated Rs.13,000

Best to you Shreya for this amazing work.....

Sowmya
Sowmya donated Rs.1,000

Congratulations and All the best for taking forward this campaign. We are with you to support.

A
Anantharaman donated US $25

I hope the campaign is successful. Thanks to Avantika for telling us about this effort

AA
Avantika donated US $50
A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500