Lack of knowledge about menstrual hygiene coupled with the inability to buy napkins and other sanitary products affects the health of adolescent girls. Prevalent unhygienic practices not only make conditions uncomfortable for girls but also cause diseases and infections, some of which have lifelong effects.
As per official data, only 36% of girls and women have access to sanitary napkins in India while a majority of them rely on outdated, unhygienic methods during menstruation. A report (2014) by NGO Dasra estimated that about 23 million girls in India drop out of school annually, because of inadequate menstrual hygiene management facilities, lack of sanitary napkins, and awareness about menstruation. The girls, who do not drop out, on average miss out on 5 days of school every month.
LET US DO OUR BIT
A 3H Kit has a pack of xx napkins, a book on menstrual health and hygiene, and other sanitary products and comes to Rs. 999/- only. A donation from you can take care of the safety and sanitation of girls who do not have access or cannot afford to buy sanitary pads and other sanitary essentials.