A contribution of a mere Rs 750 (USD 10) is enough to support the sanitary needs of a girl for one whole year. However, every small donation helps.
Girls in rural India often do not have the means to afford good quality menstrual hygiene products. Families consider such spending as a waste of money, and these girls have to resort to using unhygienic means, such as cloth, filled with dried leaves, sand, or ash. Such methods make these girls more susceptible to harmful bacterial infections, causing a hindrance in their day-to-day activities. This, and the shame and taboo associated with menstruation, ultimately forces girls to either skip school, or drop out completely, upon the onset of menstruation.
Through this fundraiser, I plan on supporting the menstrual hygiene needs of rural adolescent girls in Bharuch, Vadodara, and Kutch districts of Gujarat, in partnership with Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch. I strongly believe that access to clean, hygienic sanitary products will serve as an enabler for these girls to lead a healthy, dignified lifestyle and thus cut down on school absenteeism / drop-outs.
So please come forward and donate generously to ensure a bright future for these girls. Be a part of the change, keep a girl in school.
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