Co vid 19 has had many of us locked down in our houses but it has also had many to migrate their villages and towns often on foot.
We are making sure that people have food, medicines, masks but periods don't stop for pandemics!
When there are little savings and no jobs, often a decision arises shall I buy pads or food? This decision, however, is very very silent. Impacts of this decision are only on the menstruator. No one knows. No one needs to know no?
A few organizations are distributing disposable sanitary pads, will they do it next month? Will they do it every month? Is it a sustainable option during this period, has it ever been?
Orikalankini is an organization that is changing narratives around Menstruation and sexuality in India through art theatre and dialogue since 2013.
We have teamed up with Enactus and Mool creations to provide high-quality cotton pad 'potli' to women in various rural and conflict conditions. This set consists of 3 cloth pads that cost 150 INR per pack and lasts beyond the lockdown ( up to 2 years when washed and dried in sunlight).
Also, this doesn't leave the person padless next month nor fill her body with dioxins or pollute the Rivers and land (Each disposable pad takes a minimum of 850 years to break down)
This time of COVID 19 emergencies doesn't leave someone padless. Donate to provide them with high quality, clean cotton pads that last and serve.
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