Suppressing the Growth of Infectious Diseases among Underprivileged Women and young Girls by creating Provision of Hygienic Cost Effective Sanitary Napkins
Menstruation is a natural process in women's life but due to illiteracy, ignorance about religious teachings, poverty, socio-cultural trends, negligence regarding psychological health and poor health facilities; the matter is not as properly dealt with as it ought to be. Rural women largely use plastic sheets, clothes, rags and dried leaves during their menstruation. Proper menstrual hygiene management is one of the most important and basic aspects of feminine health that is unfortunately neglected not just in developing countries but worldwide as healthy girl child and women are the fundamentals of a healthy society.
Thus, if the use of hygienic sanitary napkins could be initiated among poor women and girls at low cost, then growth of different diseases could be arrested or minimized to a large extent among them.In view of the above circumstances, The Pink Foundation wishes to fulfil their two primary aims-
· To facilitate better healthcare facilities for underprivileged women and young girls staying in urban slums and rural areas by creating awareness of using sanitary pad instead of rags, cloth or dried leaves.
· Empowering them through providing proper training, education and employment opportunities.
The funds will be used to cover the unit installation charges, administrative cost, costs for training women, getting initial raw material and for the door to door marketing of sanitary pads.
The estimated budget for the proposed project is envisaged as follows:
Amount (in Rs.)
Installation charges (includes location, tools, equipments, furnitures and fixures)
Awareness and Publicity
Salaries per year (Programme and Project Coordinator)
Printing and Stationary
Travelling and Conveyance
Audit and other legal fee