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PROJECT NAME: Health and Hygiene
GOAL: Construct toilets and improve sanitation facilities in their homes.
NEED FOR THE PROJECT:
88% of the 355 million menstruating women in India do not have access to basic Sanitary Napkins, especially in the rural villages.
India accounts for 27% of the world's cervical cancer deaths- because of poor menstrual hygiene.
85% of adolescent girls in their families’ dropout of schooling due to lack sanitary stuff and skill of using biodegradable sanitary napkins.
Countless women drop out of the work force during their menstruation.
They are in drought prone areas, daily coolie labourers, earning less than a dollar a day to sustain their families.
Their finances are not adequate to access basic necessities like toilets in their homes.
No access to toilets, and they walk a long distances every dawn to resort to open defecation using the false privacy of nearby fields and surrounding shrubbery.
These unsanitary practices make them vulnerable to high risky infections and the lack of privacy exposes them to molestation or worse.
They fall ill often thus spending a significant portion of their earning spent on medical expenses each month and no savings possible.
SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:
Educate young girls and women about menstrual health and well-being by spreading awareness and provide sanitary napkins to avoid drop out from training's, schooling etc.
Enable the provision to stop drop out of adolescent girls from regular schooling and make them attend their course without drop out.
Thus they escape cervical cancer deaths and lead healthy life.
Each family gets 50% of grants at no or low interest to construct private toilets in their homes.
Trainings and capacity building campaigns organized in schools and communities to learn skills of using sanitary napkins, and prevent high risky infections and stop exposing them to molestation or worse.
Your contribution provides all families access to improved hygiene and a better way of life.
350 women are in need of self owned toilet with a full grants supports and build toilets in their homes.
Each 30 women beneficiaries get grants every year and complete the construction of toilets in their homes
5000 adolescent girls’ children get trained on use of biodegradable sanitary napkins and increase their knowledge of maintaining health and personal hygiene.
Established centres to distribute sanitary napkins to improve 100% of living and health status permanently.
Save on medical expenses and escape cervical cancer deaths and lead healthy life.
subjects of girl children in school.
They will repay the loan amount on time to expand services to other newer groups.
PROJECT COSTS: US $ 9525 / EUR. 8,550 /INR. 6,37.500 funds required to support building 25 toilets in a year.
To construct one toilet cost = US $ 381 / EUR.342 /INR. 25,500
To support 25 women and building a 25 toilets cost = US $ 9525 / EUR. 8,550 /INR. 6,37.500 .
NOTE: the estimated costs include buying, and transportation of materials, installation of toilets and labour charges, and so on.
WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A VOLUNTEER?
Prepare master plan for construction of beneficiary’s house and toilets.
Create awareness on sanitation, health and hygiene and build skills of using disposable pads.
Create awareness among women and communities regarding violence against women and teenage girls, and
Organize summer and health camp.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US OTHER WAYS?
Make a small contribution or donation in kind to build toilet for women beneficiaries.
Contribute to buy disposable sanitary pads.
Support a cost of organizing campaign and health education in schools and communities.
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