Support for menstrual health for girls in India

by Indian Dreams Foundation Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

Through the Smiley Days project, IDF will help 5000 girls and women in overcoming the social barriers associated with menstruation. By providing them with the right information, products and facilities, we will ensure an equal opportunity for girls across India whilst contributing to reach 4 key Global Sustainable Development Goals.

$43,480
total goal
$27,296
remaining
112
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

These girls face: Fear and shame caused by cultural myths/taboos and lack of information, lack of funds to source proper sanitary products, defaulting to unhygienic alternatives, lack of privacy by being forced to share toilets with boys, gynecological issues and infections which can lead to early death and early marriages and pregnancies.

Solution

Our strategy will be three fold: 1. Educating - develop workshops to educate girls (from 11 to 20) on biology and hygiene best practices, provide counseling sessions and distribute informative booklets 2. Providing - distribute sanitary products and build new toilet facilities for girls 3. Engaging - engage family members, schools and specialists to increase outreach

Long-Term Impact

In our targeted areas, we hope to be able to: decrease school drop out rate from girls, decrease use of unhygienic alternatives, increase access to affordable sanitary products, increase number of toilet facilities, specifically with separation for girls, increase knowledge and awareness on menstrual hygiene, decrease level of exclusion and feelings of shame/fear for girls

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.idf4all.org
Smiley Days Project Detail
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Organization Information

Indian Dreams Foundation

Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh - India
Project Leader:
Punit Asthana
Agra, Uttar Pradesh India
$16,184 raised of $43,480 goal
 
124 donations
$27,296 to go
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