My name is Anirvaan Kar. I am 16 years old and a Grade11 student at the Bombay Scottish School, Mahim.
COVID-19 has impacted millions of people. The worst-hit are the poor, migrants, and daily wage workers. Mumbai has not been spared and we are seeing its impact all around us. There has been a surge in cases & the situation will only get worse before it gets better. For girls and women from financially weak backgrounds, the issue is compounded by the inaccessibility of menstrual hygiene measures.
We take sanitary pads for granted. For them, it has become a luxury. Their focus is on getting food and surviving the pandemic. To manage their menstrual needs they are using unhygienic methods which will lead to a health crisis.
The solution is to give them a menstrual hygiene kit that is cost-effective, lasts long, and is not too bulky.
The Hygiene kit that is being given has four 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 250.
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.