The micro project aims to become 20 girls & women self-dependent by providing requisite skill for manufacturing sanitary pads as a micro-enterprise, thus contributing to the income of their families. The project will benefit more than 2000 women & girls very month by facilitating low-cost sanitary pads manufactured by the women for the women. This microproject tackles problems of both awareness & affordability of the sanitary products in urban slums of Agra city India.
88% of India's 355 million women do not have access to sanitary pads. Lack of awareness and affordability means that sand, ash, rags or dirty cloth are used instead of sanitary pads, leading to blistering, soreness, infections and long-term health issues. The findings for MHM 2018 survey conducted by Indian Dreams Foundation in 11 slums of Agra, U.P revealed that 71.27 % of girls & women are not using sanitary pads during menstruation.
This microproject tackles problems of both awareness & affordability of the sanitary products in urban slums of Agra city India. The manufacturing of sanitary pads will be done by the women and for the women. Women & girls will be trained in marketing also thus help them to become self-dependent.
20 girls & women will impart skills training in manufacturing of low-cost sanitary napkins. More than 2000 women & girls will access to affordable sanitary napkins every month. Improved health of women due to above. Improvement in school attendance for girls. Awareness of health and sanitation practices will be transferred to daughters and granddaughters and all generations for the future.