Give Female Waste Pickers The Gift Of Dignified, Hygienic And Infection Free Periods For 3 Years Without Depending On Any External Supplies.
Project DAAG (Destroying Accessibility & Acceptance Gap) is our outreach program to cover a female dominated sector every year, to create awareness around the associated challenges they face during menstrual cycles.
This year the campaign is aimed at talking about the condition of female sanitation workers, who are also the frontline warriors during covid, and safe menstrual practices.
We will provide female waste pickers a Menstrual Health Kit with 4 Tested Antimicrobial Reusable Sanitary pads
In the first phase we will be impacting 5000 waste pickers. We have partnered with leading NGOs across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Surat, Coimbatore, Chennai for on-ground activation.
The challenges female sanitation workers face:
In India, about 80% of the waste pickers are women, according to a study.
Every month, during periods, women sanitation workers suffer from frequent infections, rashes and bruises on their thighs because of many hours of walking and inaccessibility of toilets. In order to manage their menstrual days they have to depend on inferior, unhygienic alternatives. For good quality products they have to depend on an external provider for supplies.
The Covid 19 pandemic has made the situation even worse.
Why this solution?
Buying period products is not a priority for waste pickers given. Using disposable period products means heavy spends or dependence on external sources for supply.
Avni Antimicrobial Cloth pads are designed for effectiveness and low maintenance. Cloth pads are more familiar with low income groups, the anti-microbial feature prevents bacterial infections. They require very less water and regular soap to wash which can be done while washing other clothes. Even if dried indoors there is no buildup of bacteria. Plus they are made in women self-help groups.
That is the solution.
Our Impact Partners
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Kamakhya Health Organization, Surat
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Buddha Education Foundation, Delhi
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Red is the New Green, Mumbai
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Janani Jeevan ka Aadhar, Rural Karnataka
Their motto is healthy menstruation for all and...