Did you know that many girls and women use paper, cloth rags, husk, ashes etc. which are unhygienic and can lead to serious health issues?
Menstruation and menstrual practices still face social, cultural, and religious restrictions which are a big barrier in the path of menstrual hygiene management. In many parts of India, especially in rural areas girls are not prepared and aware about menstruation and they face many difficulties and challenges at home, schools, and workplaces. Needs and requirements of the adolescent girls and women are ignored. Girls and women from low-income homes do not have access to menstrual hygiene products. This leads to them using unhealthy means which cause several health complications.
'Project UDAAN', an initiative by the NGO YATAN aims to provide reusable sanitary napkins to these underprivileged women and girls. Each kit is unique as it contains 4 reusable sanitary napkins. The napkins will last 2 years, are environment-friendly, easy to store, and most importantly cost-effective.
Each kit costs INR 300 and will transform the life for a girl/ woman.
If you fund,
INR 3000, you impact 10 girls/ women.
INR 6000, you impact 20 girls/ women.
INR 9000, you impact 30 girls/ women.
All funding has 80g tax benefits.
COMPARISON - REUSABLE VS DISPOSABLE PADS
Reusable pads are a much better alternative for the environment, individual and which is why we are using them for this initiative.
My name is Nabiha Fatima. I am 17 years old and in Grade 12 at DPS, Faridabad.
For girls and women from financially weak backgrounds, menstrual hygiene products are almost inaccessible. They are forced to use rags, husks, paper, etc which lead to serious health complications. What we take for granted - a sanitary pad is a luxury for them. The solution is to give them a menstrual hygiene pack that is cost-effective and lasts long and is not too bulky.
The Hygiene pack being given has reusable sanitary pads. It creates no trash and is cost-effective. Disposable sanitary pads have to be bought repeatedly, cost INR 50-100 per month, and create massive disposal problems. The cost of this hygiene kit (including distributing it) is just INR 300. Just INR 3000 will impact 10 girls/ women.
I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can also contribute to their well-being in our own small little way. Let's come together and do our bit.
THE TEAM IN ACTION
YATAN is a non profit society registered under the societies registration act of 1850. Yatan which means ‘an effort’ was founded in 2015 by a group of academicians, teachers and youth with the aim of empowering children and women of economically weaker sections, through relevant education and vocational training using modern teaching concepts and technical assistance. YATAN has two branches : Gurgaon and Lucknow
Yatan believes that quality education is not only a fundamental right of every child but a medium that can empower the youth. Women empowerment will lead not only improve their livelihood but will play a major role in upliftment of the society. To achieve this, multiple projects have been outlined by the society.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as YATAN is a registered and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Funding from those with foreign passports is not eligible.
Will we get to know the details of how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to YATAN. It will take from 2 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once we get this information from them, we shall upload this to the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the impact we have made and how the monies have been spent.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly. The receipts will be sent by YATAN.
How can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd account details are as below:
BANK NAME: HDFC Bank Limited.
BRANCH: Koramangala( Main Branch). City: Bengaluru - 560095.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50200013106778
IFSC CODE: HDFC0000053
Please draw a cheque in favor of "Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd", and deposit the cheque into the Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd HDFC Bank account (any branch across INDIA). After you deposit the cheque, please send an email to email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org with the following funder information.
1) Name of Funder:
2) Full address with Pin code:
3) Telephone/Mobile no and Email ID:
4) PAN of funder:
5) Cheque number:
6) Amount funded:
7) Whose campaign are you funding. (Name of the person OR campaign number/ID):
After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations and ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding.