#ThatTimeOfTheMonth

23 per cent of young girls drop out of schools at the onset of puberty. Every year thousands of children go to school with the dream of a good education. And, every year, one out of five girls is forced to forget that dream. Unavailability of proper menstrual hygiene products, lack of menstrual sanitation knowledge, deep-seated cultural taboos are just a few of the many impediments faced by young girls on the road to good education.

We, at Sukhibahava, want to change that statistic. This summer we want to reach out to 15,000 girls across Bengaluru and provide them with a better future. We want to move to a more tech-friendly platform that will enable us to standardise all our training content and delivery, therefore ensuring the consistency of our training as we scale up and expand to new regions. 
But we can't do this alone. We need your help! 

Your help and support will also ensure that we bring about a  behavioural change among women while we break the myths & stereotypes surrounding menstruation.

You can help by joining #ThatTimeOfTheMonth, the three-month long campaign initiated by Sukhibhava and its partners  Saral Designs, Boondh and MITU. The campaign aims to raise funds for the aforementioned tasks, to bring other organisations together for a collaborative action, and most importantly to create a collective voice that will fight against the perpetuation of myths and taboos associated with menstruation. 

Progress:
Before we move into the campaign, we wanted to give a little update to all those who supported our endeavour last year!  
Last year was an extremely successful year for us. We are now 12436 women across the city, and our team size has increased from two people to 12 people. We also have a new office space – we have started working in three different locations ( Bangalore north, south & Uttarakhand).
 We have five independent trainers who go to the communities we work in everyday to create  awareness and to bring about a behavioural change. Last year also saw his incorporating various  changes. We have moved from a product distribution organization to an organization that wants to focus on behaviour change while we give the freedom to the end users to adopt clean practices of their choice.

And we have also moved from distributing only sanitary pads to multiple products including reusable cloth pads and menstrual cups accessible to women living in low income communities.  Also we happy to say we are also recognized by Tata Trusts, Acumen Fellowship, The World Bank & United nations this year.

However, in spite of our success there were quite a few promises we couldn’t keep up.   We promised our donors to connect them with the girls they sponsor through letters – but because of minimum resources and lack of bandwith we could not keep up our end of the bargain. But, we  are always open for our donors to visit or talk to us to understand where their contribution has added value.

Last year through our campaign we had aimed to reach 25,000 women/girls but we could only reach 12,436 women. Nevertheless we are happy that we could, along with your support, make a difference in so many lives.

And, we are back again, the campaign is bigger and better this time around! 
Campaign Activities: 
The campaign comprises various activities which include;
  • Sharing of personal stories online to create awareness about the kind of stigma menstruation carries, and crowdfunding activities.
  • Theatre performances, aimed at breaking stereotypes associated with menstruation.
  • Poetry slams that encourage dialogue around periods. 
  • Marathon on May 28 called Run with your periods! 
How can you help us?

Sponsor and donate as generously as you can. Go to our website and click on the campaign page, you will be able to choose from various menstrual sanitation products that you would like to sponsor for a young girl. 

You can also help by creating a buzz around the campaign by sharing our online posts on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We have an amazing set of activities lined up, and we would love to have you participating in all of them! So do join us!

And, if you are as keen as we are to break the myths surrounding menstruation and would like to connect with us, please feel free to do so. We believe in the adage, the more the merrier. The more people come together the faster we can break the shackles of taboos surrounding periods! 

Looking forward to your support!
Team Sukhibhava
In partnership with - Saral Designs  
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8th September 2017
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support!

With your support are able to educate 400 additional girls about adolescent and give access to biodegradable sanitary pads and reusable cloth pad kits.

Thank you once again. Would request you to please share this campaign further.

Regards,
Team Sukhibhava

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Akshat
Akshat donated $250

All the best team. Keep up the good work! 😊

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Mohina donated Rs.1,000

Keep up the great work! The world needs more of this :)

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Sunita donated $100

Hi, great job. I would love to receive updates on the activities and projects. Please sign me up for the newsletter if there is one. Regards Sunita