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.