LET'S HELP WOMEN & GIRLS LIVE A HEALTHY & HYGIENIC LIFE
Many women living in poverty use rags, newspaper, cotton or even mud to manage their menstrual periods. None of these work very well and can cause huge medical issues, infections and injuries; they also restrict the women’s movement. Affordability and lack of awareness are the key issues. Often, women fear being in public without protection from blood staining. India is one of the countries with the highest rates of cervical cancer (it accounts for almost 23% of all cancer in Indian women), and the studies shows a direct link between HPV infections (cause of cervical cancer) and poor menstrual hygiene. So we need to educate them about good menstrual hygiene practices & the first step is by introducing them to a year of using LOW - COST sanitary pads. A simple change in a lifestyle habit can often change social indicators
ABOUT ME & THE CAMPAIGN
Hi, I am Niyati Savur and I love to read and write. I am doing 2nd year B.tech genetics in SRM Institute of Science and Technology. I am a part of the NGO Blooming Beacon where we plan and execute various events that make the world a better place.
This year, our plan is to distribute sanitary napkins to rural girls and women. Sanitary napkins are a fundamental need of women and girls and it is our duty to ensure that the lower economic class recieves the proper care and hygiene.
I am raising INR 10000 which will go towards supplying pads for ONE YEAR. Just INR 250 will be enough to change a girl’s life. Donating INR 1000 will impact the life of 4 women.
HELP ME RAISE RS 10000 TO PROVIDE SANITARY NAPKINS TO 40 WOMEN AND GIRLS FOR A YEAR.
FACTS: SANITARY PAD USAGE IN SLUMS
Many women in the slum areas still use cloth during menstruation as they cannot afford sanitary napkins. Mainly because sanitary napkins are manufactured using expensive machinery and so are priced at a premium. As a result of these unhygienic practices, more than 70% of women suffer from reproductive tract infections, increasing the risk of contracting associated cancers. Blooming Beacon has taken an initiative in spreading awareness and take part in the distribution of the sanitary napkins and make them available to all the women especially in the rural areas. Recent studies show that only 20% of the women in India use sanitary pads.
For some women, affordability is not an issue, it is the access to a pad that is a challenge. Many women in slums and village have to walk for at least 20 minutes to find a store those stocks-sanitary-napkins.
HOW WE INTEND TO EXECUTE THIS
Step 1: Each of us is raising 10000 INR. As a group of students we will raise approx 10L+ INR
Step 2: We will procure low cost sanitary pads from the supplier.
Step 3: We intend to give girls and women in the Perungalathur area approx 84 sanitary napkins (this is enough for a year) per person.
Step 4: This will impact approx 4000+ girls and women for a full year.
In addition, we also aim to address the issue of creating awareness programs so that the downside in terms of health is understood by both women and young girls.
ABOUT PERUNGALATHUR SLUM
Perungalathur is a residential locality in Southern part of the metropolitan city of Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. As of 2001 India census, Perungalathur had a population of 50,000 (it is close to 50,000 as of Nov 2006). Males constitute 41% of the population and females 59%. We are focused on a slum there which has a population of approximately 5000 households.
The sanitary pads will be distributed in a slum in the Perungalathur area.
ABOUT BLOOMING BEACON
Blooming Beacon is a TAMIL NADU government certified, students run NGO, striving towards social welfare and betterment of the society. We are also students at the SRM University. We endeavour to unshackle women and children and empower them. We are a group of workaholics who focus on every aspect of a problem and channelizes the youth's efficiency to ensure a solution sans loopholes. Our performance focusses on both individual and team efforts.
What makes us different from the others?
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes with which see reality. Blooming Beacon is an enterprise with a vision to empower women and find mutual equality followed by accreditation to the youth. We are a team of united, visionary eyes that yearns to live in a place devoid of aristocracy and corruption. The organisation was founded on 29 September, 2014.
Invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the women of today a different woman from her grandmother. We at Blooming Beacon are committed towards ensuring self-protection for women and girls help them create self-employment opportunities that would resonate in society for a long time to come. We are also committed towards right of equality for women.
Members of the organisation ought to find appropriate solutions and guide the young minds to the right direction. Members of Blooming Beacon formed a students’ community that aims to also developing better outcomes in one’s personality. Clubbing these three aspects together, we have initiated our latest venture - the cause that can help the women in rural areas and urban slums get access to Sanitary pads. This will impact their hygiene and then their health and improve the quality of life of not just the girl or woman but their entire family. In the process the entire community will benefit.
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