Empowering Women with Menstrual Health Management

by The Desai Foundation
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Empowering Women with Menstrual Health Management
Empowering Women with Menstrual Health Management
Empowering Women with Menstrual Health Management


The Asani Sanitary Napkin Program, led by the Desai Foundation, stands at the forefront of improving menstrual health management (MHM) in underserved communities in rural India. This women-centric, community-based initiative not only aims to dismantle the deep-seated stigma around menstruation but also provides biodegradable sanitary napkins, fostering livelihood opportunities for women and girls.

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In rural India, lack of menstrual hygiene education and products hinders women's health and education, reinforcing gender inequalities. Societal stigmas and environmental issues compound these challenges. The Desai Foundation aims to improve access to education and safe menstrual products, empowering women.


Our approach is comprehensive, involving the production of eco-friendly, biodegradable sanitary napkins coupled with an extensive MHM awareness campaign. We engage all community members, including boys and men, to support and understand the importance of menstrual hygiene. The program also opens up income-generating opportunities for women, enhancing their economic empowerment.

Long-Term Impact

Our vision is to expand our reach significantly, impacting millions more. This includes increasing the production of biodegradable sanitary napkins to meet growing demand, scaling up educational programs to foster financial independence and health awareness, and strengthening community ties to ensure menstrual health is not a barrier to opportunity.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

The Desai Foundation

Location: Woburn, MA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @DesaiFoundation
Project Leader:
Manoj Panda
Woburn , MA United States
$115 raised of $50,000 goal
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