Protect the women of Sanjay Colony Slum against UTIs | Milaap
Protect the women of Sanjay Colony Slum against UTIs
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Rs.1,049
of Rs.12,000
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  • Paalan

    Created by

    Paalan Foundation
  • Wf

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Women from low income background

    from New Delhi, Delhi

Story

50% of women suffer from Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) at least once in their lifetime.
 
What is an UTI? It’s a bacterial infection which affects the urinary system of a person. Symptoms typically include burning sensation when urinating, blood in urine, increased urge to urinate and intense pain in the back.
 
UTIs are most prevalent in reproductive women (aged 14-44) which also accounts for the largest population group in India. UTIs have the potential to cause kidney and bladder infections, and even kidney failure in severe cases. That’s not all, if left untreated for long, the bacteria can spread to the bloodstream of an individual, and cause multisystem organ failure that can lead to death.
 
Out of millions of women potentially exposed to UTIs, the underprivileged women of a small slum in Delhi named Sanjay Colony are one of them. In order to feed their families, they work around the clock in the informal sector. But, during hours of work, they have to turn to public toilets which often lack adequate maintenance and cleanliness. These women are therefore exposed to Urinary Tract Infections. This affects not just their well-being, but also their livelihood. Unlike us, they are not fortunate enough to visit specialists and doctors.
 
To combat this critical issue, Paalan Foundation is joining hands with PeeSafe to provide PeeSafe's revolutionary toilet seat sanitizer sprays to Delhi's marginalized women communities.
 
We, at Paalan, are organizing a fundraiser to give these women a chance to lead a healthy life. Through this, we also wish to raise awareness about UTIs so that one can better safeguard themselves with the necessary precautions.
 
100% of your donations will be utilized to combat Urinary Tract Infections in around 150 women living in the Sanjay Colony Slum of Delhi. As little as Rs.100 puts a toilet spray in the hands of an underprivileged woman who is defenseless before an UTI due to limited access to proper healthcare facilities.
 
There is a hope that we can have a truly hygienic and UTI-free India. And that hope is YOU. Can we count on your support for this cause?

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