The world has turned upside down. But somethings remain constant, like periods knocking on our doors every month, relentlessly.
Luckily for most of us, even today, although with a little more difficulty, we continue to have access to period essentials like sanitary pads. However, during the Covid19 lockdown, there's a large section of women, specifically those residing in Mumbai’s urban slums, who are cutoff from access to sanitary pads due to seals imposed in these areas post virus outbreaks.
Period hygiene is a basic necessity. Our team at Hibiscus Monkey is supporting an amazing startup called Saral Designs along with the Maharashtra State Innovation Society to make and distribute these pads to women in Mumbai’s slums. Join us in championing this cause. Hibiscus Monkey will match the raised amount.
We are going to get through this together.
Hibiscus Monkey Team
Cost per packet of sanitary Pads (including transport): Rs 30
No. of packets to last during lockdown: 2
Cost of pads per woman: Rs 30 x 2 = Rs 60
Saral Designs, is a Mumbai based start-up, providing access to high quality and affordable menstrual hygiene using product design, patented machine technology and innovative distribution.
They aim at impacting women who do not use hygienic menstrual products by solving the problem of awareness, access and affordability.
They are distributing sanitary pads in Mumbai slums through Maharashtra State Innovation Society and Ghar Bachao, Ghar Banao Andola (GBGB) which is a movement towards upliftment of low income communities and their basic rights in informal settlements.