PPES was founded in 2000 by Virendra (Sam) Singh, retired President and Managing Director of DuPont South Asia. PPES has been working for holistic rural development through the social and economic empowerment of women and girls in Western Uttar Pradesh. PPES provides free education, job opportunities, healthcare, and livelihood enhancement for girls and women from the marginalized sections of society and enables them to break out of the cycle of poverty.
Menstruation is a normal physiological process indicating the beginning of reproductive life but sometimes it is considered an unclean phenomenon in Indian society. Insufficient, incorrect information regarding menstruation is often a cause of unnecessary restrictions in the daily normal activities of the menstruating girls creating various psychological issues. Besides, the lack of knowledge and awareness also leads to some poor personal hygienic practices during menstruation leading to many reproductive tract infections. Poor menstrual hygiene causes a great impact in increased vulnerability to reproductive tract infections (RTI). Currently, millions of women sufferers from RTI, and infection is transmitted to the offspring. Therefore, increased knowledge about menstruation from the adolescent period helps in decreased the suffering of millions of women. To overcome this, a monthly distribution of sanitary pads for the girls takes place. Along with this workshops and awareness campaigns have been extensively carried out.
Carrying forward the efforts to improve the lives of rural girls PPES is adding another dimension with Project Saroj. An initiative to introduce Menstrual Cups to the girls for hygienic, environment friendly and economical management of menstruation. The model of introducing menstrual cups has seen success by NGOs working in Bihar, and also the distribution of menstrual cups by Kerala civic body.
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