By Krishna Trivedi - Development & Partnerships Intern
Menstrual Hygiene Education
In partnership with local community organizations, The Desai Foundation provided menstrual hygiene education to women in Baruch and Valsad districts in Gujarat, India. Through our various programs, women and girls in rural areas were able to learn about menstruation, ranging from what are menstruation cycles, to the proper use of menstrual hygiene products. In total, we were able to conduct awareness sessions for over 3500 women and girls living in these two districts. We also provided training to over 100 women on ways to distribute sanitary pads and disseminate information on menstrual hygiene and management in their respective communities. By conducting such training sessions, we strive to eradicate stigmas surrounding menstruation in remote, rural regions of India.
Menstrual Hygiene Education Training
Nov 4, 2019
Health Camp in Ahmedabad
By Pooja Banerjee - Development and Partnerships Lead
Desai Foundation Trust in collaboration with Swatantra Micro Housing Finance Corporation (SMHFC) and Awas Nebula organized a comprehensive medical health camp in Moraiya village, Ahmedabad on 6th October 2019. It was attended by 312 individuals (children and their parents) from nearby marginalized communities. It was a comprehensive health camp that focused on child health and maternal health. This time, we wanted to extend our support to the parents of the children living in the marginalized communities. This was our first project in Moraiya Village, and we plan to organize more such camps in collaboration with the local companies in India. Approximately, 70 individuals were provided with general health diagnosis and received medicines for the same. 122 individuals underwent eye checkups and received medicines for the same. 50 children underwent pediatric checkups and received medicines for the same.
Aug 13, 2019
Asani Reaches Rajasthan & Gujarat
By Pooja Banerjee - Development & Partnerships Lead
The Asani Sanitary Napkin program is a monumental step in addressing and providing solutions to eradicate the stigma surrounding menstruation in India. Our footprint was made a bit larger this year, as we expanded our facilities to Bharuch, a district in Southern Gujarat of nearly 370,000. In 2019, we are furthering our reach to the women and girls in other rural communities in Rajasthan and Maharastra.
In 2018 alone, Asani was able to produce over 750,000 sanitary napkins, ensuring easy access to quality sanitary products to 12,000 women and girls in rural Gujarat. We are beyond excited about the progress our program has made, thanks to contributions from our donors, hard work from our team and acceptance from the women in our target communities.