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HAVE YOU HEARD OF “PERIOD POVERTY”?


Update :

No access to menstrual hygiene is the fifth biggest killer of women in the world. Though provisions have been sanctioned to provide essential commodities to people in need during this pandemic, very few include sanitary products. Just as hunger and thirst do not stop during this pandemic, neither do a woman’s periods. The Untouchables joined with local Naga NGO’s to support 30 women for 3 months.

This particular project is over : Funding Received: Rs.4,500/-


HOWEVER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CONTINUATION OF THIS PROJECT FOR ANOTHER 3 MONTHS [OCTOBER-DECEMBER, 2020], PLEASE CONTACT US.



Original Post :


CAN YOU HELP NAGA WOMEN TACKLE ‘PERIOD POVERTY’ DURING THIS PANDEMIC?

[COLT COVID CHALLENGE Concern brought by our scout in Kohima, Nagaland: David Kuruvilla]


No access to menstrual hygiene is the fifth biggest killer of women in the world. Though provisions have been sanctioned to provide essential commodities to people in need during this pandemic, very few include sanitary products. Just as Hunger and thirst does not stop during this pandemic, neither do a woman’s periods.This donation will help several women who are facing struggles like: Walking long distances in rural areas just to buy Sanitary pads, local shop owners/vegetable vendors who are not being able to buy sanitary pads due to no revenue of business amidst covid 19 pandemic, low income families who cannot afford to buy Sanitary products. The daily income per woman in rural areas averages Rs.180-300/- , and her monthly income: Rs. 5000/- approximately*.

Name of the Partner: Serendip Guardians Group, Dimapur, Nagaland

Who are they donating to in Nagaland:

1.Mentruators in need in rural areas

2. Menstruators in need in quarantine centres

3. Menstruators in need in prison cells

4. Street vendors and labourers in need

5. Young women and girls who are unable to support themselves

*[Taken from the brochure of Serendip Guardian Group]


Donation Requirement: Rs 4,500/-

Each woman needs Rs. 50 per month x 3 months = Rs.150/-. For 30 women for 3 months : Rs 4,500/-