Help poor women get access to sanitary pads
women, especially in rural areas, struggle to get a clean piece of
cloth to manage their period every month. There is a lack of awareness
about menstrual health and hygiene. Living in a culture of shame and
silence, they end up using poor substitutes like rags and ash, or worse
they use NOTHING.
This aggravates their day to day misery around this basic need. Goonj through its 'Not Just a Piece of Cloth' initiative has distributed more than 4 million cloth pads across India and organized thousands of awareness meetings among the most backward communities all across the country.
Goonj makes the urban masses aware of this basic need and motivates urban communities to contribute their cotton cloth. This cloth is sorted at their processing centers.
The un-wearable cloth is sorted out from the cotton and semi cotton cloth for making MY Pads. These are washed, sun-dried, cut, ironed, wrapped, and made into a pack. These packs also contain a leaflet with instructions, an undergarment, and a pouch for keeping used cloth pads.
When you donate to this program, you help women and girls in underprivileged communities get access to reusable cloth pads to manage their periods.