What we intend to do:
Project flow, in partnership with the Sanshil Foundation, has the following four-fold approach:
1- To conduct awareness workshops to educate girls and women about menstrual hygiene.
2- To provide employment to the women of villages in Haryana who make our pads and sell it to us.
3- To distribute reusable pads to young girls and women as a safe and pocket-friendly option.
4- To reduce menstrual waste as reusable pads last for over two years as against disposable pads which are for one time use only.
Why reusable pads?
As disposable pads are costly, village women have to use old cloth, hay, ash, or sand wrapped in a rag. These unsafe ways may cause Cervical Cancer, Reproductive Tract Infection, Hepatitis B infection, to name a few. Apart from the physical problems, these women and girls may suffer from low self-esteem and confidence, and they may miss out on their education.
Reusable pads are a healthy and hygienic solution to this problem. They last for upto 2 years and are comfortable, leak-proof and skin-friendly.
They also have huge positive impact on the environment. As per Times of India, a single woman can generate upto 125 kilograms of non-biodegradable waste during her menstrual years which takes around 500-800 years to decompose.
How can you help?
We need your help in making sure that the young girls and women who are missing out on crucial growth opportunities are given wings to fly. Your donations would help us to buy, arrange and distribute Project Flow sanitary kits. These consist of 3 reusable pads made from 100% organic cotton along with instructions in the vernacular language. The cost of production for each kit is Rs.180. Your contribution can begin with as little as one kit.
Thank you, we look forward to your support!