PROJECT UNNASTREE - Supporting Sustainable Menstruation | Milaap
PROJECT UNNASTREE - Supporting Sustainable Menstruation
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Rs.88,956
of Rs.1,00,000
25 supporters
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    Created by

    Diya
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Girls

    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

Hi! My name is Diya Bhat. I am a 14 year-old tenth grader from Bengaluru, India. 

The Problem
With the support of 1M1B "A Million for A Billion", I have launched Project Unnastree which targets menstruating girls and women from low-income communities and attempts to address a few basic issues they face on a day-to-day basis
 
  • Limited resources to purchase sufficient menstrual supplies 
  • Minimal access to hygienic, convenient, cost-effective, reusable menstrual supplies 
  • Lack of awareness regarding sustainable menstruation  

On average, the cost of disposable menstrual supplies per year is Rs. 1000-1500. For girls in low-income communities, the high cost of disposable sanitary napkins forces them to resort to alternatives like old cloths, newspapers etc. which increase their risk of infection and diseases. 

Moreover, according to a new study, around 12.3 billion disposable sanitary napkins, amounting to 113,000 tonnes of plastic end up in landfills in India every year. Commonly available sanitary napkins are composed of around 90% plastic. They also contain harmful chemicals and toxins like Styrene (also used in car tyres) and Acetone (also used in nail polish remover) which pose serious dangers to women’s health and can potentially lead to cancer.

The Solution
In order to address these serious issues, I aim to raise Rs.1,00,000 to provide low-income girls and women in Bangalore, with 1 year’s worth of Peesafe's industry-leading, eco-friendly, cloth-based, reusable menstrual supplies, each. A contribution of Rs.400 is sufficient to support a young woman's menstrual needs for a whole year.

Appeal

Please join me in this cause by donating generously!! Any donation counts. Please also share this campaign link widely with your friends and acquaintances, to spread the word on the serious impacts of period poverty and how each contribution can empower and uplift women and girls from low-income communities by providing them with adequate menstrual hygiene supplies.

Access to period products is a basic human right for every menstruator. Using sustainable period products is our duty and responsibility towards the environment and Mother Earth!!


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