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About Sukhibhava: 

Sukhibhava is a social enterprise based in Bangalore educating urban poor women about menstrual hygiene and providing them with affordable menstrual hygiene products like sanitary pads through locally trained female micro-entrepreneurs. 

It is a moment of pride for us at Sukhibhava. Since our launch in June 2014, we have struggled our way through in making our Vision a reality. We are happy to share with you all that we have reached our first milestone of educating 10000 women in Bangalore slums.

We thank each one of you for all the extended support till date. We truly appreciate you support. We would love to have you involved and visit us at your convenience.

We are now starting six new chapters in different parts of Bangalore, while we aim to reach out to another 22500 urban poor women in next six months. In order to achieve this your support is much needed. Please contribute and help us move ahead.

If you have missed the video earlier, it gives a quick glimpse of the work we do. Do have a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkMYntzf5gg

Please do get in touch if you think you can get involved in anyway.

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How much does each micro-entrepreneur need per month to support operations?
      Each micro-entrepreneur will need Rs.15000 every month (including salaries)

 How much does each pack of sanitary napkins cost? 
       Each pack of 8 pads costs Rs.25. The micro entrepreneur earns Rs.5 from each pack sold.

For more information or any queries, feel free write to me:  dilip@sukhibhava.org.in or visit : http://www.sukhibhava.org.in/

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30th March 2016
Dear Supporters,

I am Ibrahim, a Milaap Open Fellow. I recently met Dilip Pattubala,the founder of Sukhibhava in one of the centres of his organisation. It took me about an hour and 3 kms before I found Raza educational school, the place from where Dilip Kumar runs the Bizmillah Nagar centre. It is the oldest of the three centres of Sukhibhava. He was sitting inside a nursery classroom,settling the accounts of his team members and disbursing their salaries.

While he was busy doing that, I started chatting up with one of the women from his team. Her 5-year-old son was bustling with energy and running all over the place. "Only 2 weeks back he had an accident, still he does not listen to me," Shanaaz said. She recalls him losing a lot of blood and the patch around his eye was still fresh. She starts telling me about her association with Sukhibhava, and how fruitful the journey has been."The additional income has helped my family a lot, and my husband has been really supportive through all this.” This was especially heartening to know considering the social stigma associated with menstruation and the use of sanitary napkins.
As she ran after her kid, I started conversing with another lady named Reshma. She had been working with Sukhibhava for three months now. As we were talking, Dilip joined in and told me about her. Apparently, she was the super-saleswoman of the team. Last month, she had met with an accident and couldn't work for more than three weeks, but despite that she completed her targets within only two days. "Sometimes I am able to sell five boxes in a day," she said. This was amazing considering that each box has 36 packets.

After he was finished with their accounts, Dilip started telling me about his journey with Sukhibhava. "Acceptance was the major issue we faced, especially when we tried to reach the people directly on our own. Doubts related to affordability, lack of awareness, and questions regarding the disposal of the napkins were the three main aspects that were getting in our way and leading to a lot of skepticism among people.” Dilip and his team then tried partnering with local organisations, one of which was headed by the headmistress of the school we were in. They were able to rope in local women, who were familiar faces in the region and hence, lent a credible face to their campaign. These women went through a three-month induction period, where they were paid a monthly salary of Rs. 3000 as well as expenses to sell the product and spread awareness. To reach their goal of having a proper team of six women,they had to train almost 14 women, and a few of them left after the three-month period.

"After struggling for almost two years, we now know what works and what doesn't," Dilip said. The other two centres in Goripalya and Rajendranagar each have a team of five women, altogether selling 7500-10,000 packets, and effectively reaching 5000-6000 women every month. They have a customer retention rate of almost 85%. "Hopefully 2016 looks like it’s going to be an amazing year, and, of course, we are pinning our hopes on contributions and grants to cover our expenses. This way we will be able to reach our planned target of six centres and 25 micro-entrepreneurs reaching out to 25,000 women in Bangalore, and start our expansion to another city," he said. Soon enough, each centre will start becoming self-sustainable.

I wished him luck as I bade him and the women farewell. I left that place inspired and with wonderful memories.

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