#BeBoldForChange. Let us make schools in Mumbai period friendly

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.

We believe in the power of people coming together. Together we can make the schools of Mumbai period friendly.

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/ 

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29th August 2017
Thank you for your support. We have successfully closed this campaign with installing 4 vending machines in municipal schools in Ullasnagar region in Thane district and providing awareness sessions for 300 girls. Thank you for being a part of this campaign. Do check out the Milaap page of Saral Designs to support our new campaigns.

12th April 2016
Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you so much for the generous contributions. Encouraged by the initial response we have received, we are doubling our efforts (in fact making it 10 times the initial target) and are raising funds for 30 schools. Please do spread the word among your friends and family and help us make this possible for these young girls.

Thanks and regards,
Team Saral
5th February 2016
Thank you for contributing generously! With the overwhelming response that we have received so far, we are now planning to raise funds for 15 schools (instead of 3 schools that were planned initially). Please spread the word among your family and friends.

Thank you once again for your kind gesture!

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raised of Rs.1,000,000 goal

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Supporters (136)

Krishna donated US $100
about 1 year ago
Anonymous donated US $79.36
about 1 year ago
Arpit donated US $25
about 1 year ago
Samarth donated Rs.1,000
about 1 year ago

Our small contribution. - A&S

Anonymous donated Rs.3,000
about 1 year ago
Arindam donated Rs.10,000
over 1 year ago