Where women are honoured, divinity blossoms and wherever women are dishonoured, all actions no matter how noble may remain unfruitful. From centuries down the line to the present day, with changing times however the taboo around Menstruation still seems to be evident which cause harmful effects on women health by encouraging them to follow harmful practices during the Menstruation times. One such visit to Sikindlapur village- Siddipet district, Telangana, provoked us to take up this project for a real-time change.
We were baffled when we learnt that unhygienic means such as sand, leaves and old cotton clothes are still used during Menstruation times as many aren't aware of sanitary pads and those aware aren't in an economic position to afford them.
We at Street Cause GRIET decided to take up Project SWETCHA to help women nurture and break through the general taboos around Menstruation.
In collaboration with Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham, we would be setting up a small scale industry of biodegradable sanitary pad manufacturing machine in Sikindlapur village while providing employment to the underprivileged women.
These biodegradable Sanitary Pads would be sold for a very low cost in the surrounding areas.
After all, our impact scale is 23,000 happy, healthy and blooming lives.