Banishing menstruating women to Community Period Huts or “Kurmaghars” is an unhealthy practice amongst certain tribes in Gadchiroli. Out of the 223 Period Huts surveyed, 98 % were found to be unsafe, unhygienic, unsanitary, inhabitable shelters having no electricity, toilet /bath facilities & water supply, causing infections, illnesses and sometimes death amongst menstruating women.
Yuva Parivartan, through its, Swachh Survekshan movement in Gadchiroli has come up with a plastic recycled eco-friendly Period Hut technology. The technology will help build safe and hygienic clean Kurmaghars or Period Huts by recycling used plastic bottles. This will not only create safe healthy Period Huts but address issues such as the waste disposal challenge of communities in Gadchiroli, change behaviours and mindsets around maintaining/ sustaining a healthy environment.
The building of Community Period Huts for at least 5 women at a given point of time, will be equipped with water, lighting, a toilet, bathing and drying facilities, recycled plastic bottles beds, will also provide livelihood opportunities to women Rag pickers & Masons in Gadchiroli who will be building these Safe Period Huts.
Help Fulwa and other young women like her to be safe and have emotional well-being during menstrual cycles. Your financial contributions will not only save lives but save forests from the plastic hazard thus creating an opportunity for a clean and green environment. Help build a Healthy Tribal India.
The breakdown cost structure of one Period Hut is Rs 575,000/- with equipment mentioned.
|Toilet/Bath with accessories||19,250|
|Solar Lighting and Drying||35,000|
|Recycled plastic bottles beds||20,800|