WICCI SIKKIM Fundraiser for Rural Women of Sikkim | Milaap
WICCI SIKKIM Fundraiser for Rural Women of Sikkim
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Raised
Rs.66,374
of Rs.50,000
51 supporters
  • Abigail

    Created by

    Abigail George Lama
  • Wa

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Women and Kids of Rural Sikkim

    from Gyalshing, Sikkim

Story

Life hasn't been the same for women of rural Sikkim once the pandemic hit. A household with a single earner has been laid off and the money needed to run the house has been scarce. With little produce from one's field, the basic two meals/ day for the family is barely met. Such is the scenario in the rural parts of Sikkim where meeting everyday needs has become a  herculean task. When the basic requisites of daily sustenance are barely met, the purchase of sanitary napkins for women of the house finds no priority. Money is scarce therefore the personal needs of the woman in the house are on the back burner. 

According to BBC Magazine, around 70 % of the reproductive infections in Indian women are caused by poor menstrual hygiene. Poverty is one of the top reasons that force women to resort to unhygienic menstrual absorbents leading to grave health risks such as infection of the Reproductive Tract, UTIs, Yeast Infections, Hepatitis B Infection and Increased Risk of Cervical Cancer.

Therefore to help women in rural parts of Sikkim, WICCI-SIKKIM is initiating this specific fundraiser. This is an appeal to all near and far to generously donate to help make an essential item like Sanitary Napkins available to the less fortunate among us.

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