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One Life At A Time
of Rs.15,00,000
56 supporters
  • Veenapani

    Created by

    Veenapani Shivkumar Seksaria
  • pw

    This fundraiser will benefit

    people who need Oxygen

    from New Delhi, Delhi

During the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, as medical and health systems across the country struggled to cope with the number of cases and deaths, we felt it was our duty as citizens to do our bit during this truly heart-wrenching period. Beyond simply in urban areas, where people have more access to medical supplies and health care facilities, we wanted to expand our reach to rural areas, where access to these services is severely limited, and where the spread of the pandemic has not been reported as widely.

What began as ‘One Life at a Time’, has now evolved into ‘One Village at a Time’ over the course of the last few months, as the needs of communities are no longer simply about immediate COVID-19 relief, but allied ones as well – oxygen supplies, screening equipment, ration kits, seed distribution, and so on.

A critical component that is often getting left out due to a paucity of funds and attention, is menstrual hygiene. Communities in several villages urgently require sanitary napkins, and in order to help them access these in a sustainable manner, we are now in the need of more funds to purchase reusable sanitary pads (which cost Rs.150/pack of two cloth pads). Your contribution will help ensure that women’s and girls’ menstrual hygiene is given priority, and that menstrual needs can be addressed in a safe manner.

We have identified villages which are in need of a supply of sanitary napkins/pads, and at all the places that we have reached out to, we have a team of volunteers and the local authorities to support us in making our vision a reality.

What started out as a team of two, has now expanded to include several others: many individuals, institutions, organisations, and partners on the ground have come together, as we have moved from village to village. We wish to add here, that not a single rupee has been spent on administrative costs, as we are only volunteers, and not an organisation. Each and every penny collected is disbursed to the communities.

In these trying times, we look forward to your continued trust and support! Please consider donating to our cause, and help us ensure that menstrual hygiene is not ignored in post-COVID-19 relief work.

Thank you!

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