We aim to end ‘Period poverty’ by adopting menstruators who cannot afford to buy pads themselves and provide them pads every month. We also educate them to make them confident to speak about periods.
The idea is not alone to provide pads to girls but also to reduce menstrual waste making the planet safer. According to the latest study around 12.3 billion sanitary napkins, amounting to 113,000 tonnes of waste, reaches India's landfills every year. Improper disposal and non-segregation from household waste leads to unhygienic working conditions for waste workers.
Also it is important to note "An average woman throws away about 150kg of mostly non-biodegradable absorbents every year," according to periodofchange, a campaign started under The Kachra project. Almost 90 percent of a sanitary napkin is plastic which is non-biodegradable and stays on the planet for over 100 years.
So therefore, the We Paritripta Foundation in association with Free Pads for India are trying to create a positive impact on the environment by reducing the non-degradable biomedical menstrual waste by distributing the "Mooncatcher Kit".
Please see the details of the kit on our youtube:
Please donate with open heart to support us in this attempt to save the environment and help the girls.