Extended lockdown has hit economically weaker sector the most, especially females. Closed markets, lost jobs and shortage of resources have resulted in unavailability of a number of essential commodities, including sanitary pads. Since lack of proper hygiene during periods cause hazardous effects on health, absence of this necessary stuff put these women into the most vulnerable condition.
Pinkishe Foundation primarily deals with the subject related to menstrual hygiene. We regularly visit and provide free sanitary pads along with menstrual hygiene awareness workshops to poor women and girls under our Padbank program (https://www.pinkishe.org/padbank)
Our Cuttack Branch President Ms Bhawna Lalwani came to know about 120 such poor women living in Deer Park Basti (Slum area) who were in dire need of sanitary pads. She , with the help of her team distributed sanitary pads there on 28th May, 2020. The 120 women benefited from the donation were very happy to receive help during these testing times.
Social distancing was followed throughout the drive.We received full support of local police administration too.
Pinkishe Foundation is grateful to Ms Bhawna, police department and all our contributors for supporting us in the noble cause.
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