Founded in 2018, Humjoli Foundation is a Pune-based NGO working towards creating awareness on menstrual health and hygiene.

With a tagline that screams aloud and proud – ‘Periods – Sharm Nahi, Shamta Hai’, Humjoli is working incessantly in spreading knowledge, precise information and education, eradicating ‘period poverty’ and breaking taboos and myths associated with menstruation. 

We empower and equip young girls, women and men with the right knowledge of this natural and normal bodily process, called Period.

We strongly believe that every menstruator has the right to manage her menstrual health with dignity and without barriers.

We are committed to breaking the stigma surrounding menstruation and ensuring access to proper menstrual hygiene management for all.

Along with menstrual health, we also work for adolescent girls on issues related with puberty and mental health and with women, on menstrual irregularities, menopause and other health issues.

We strongly believe that menstruation is not only a ‘women’s’ issue; rather, it is a ‘human’s’ issue and so, both genders need to be sensitized about this topic. We have specially designed modules for men and school boys as well.

Apart from working with low-income group, Humjoli Foundation also take corporate sessions for employees where the focus is on introducing them with sustainable and environment-friendly sanitary products such as menstrual cup, tampon and reusable cloth pads, busting myths and taboos around menstruation, teaching hacks & tricks to have a smooth period and dealing with menopause.


Awareness Sessions – We conduct menstrual health and hygiene awareness sessions, workshop and personal (one-on-one) counselling sessions. Our sessions are not only for young girls and women but also for boys and men. We conduct these sessions in schools, colleges, offices, labour camps, jhuggis and all other community set ups.

Volunteer & Teachers Training – We conduct in-depth training on ‘How to take a period talk session’ for volunteers, teachers and educators. Volunteers are taught how to work on the ground level and efficiently communicate and engage with beneficiaries. We also have a separate ‘Menstrual Educator Training Program’ for school teachers and college students.

Book on Periods – We have published India’s first and a unique storybook on growing up and menstruation in Hindi, Marathi & Urdu languages. This book covers all aspects of menstruation in a story format that is interesting to read and easy to understand.

Certification – We provide an online self-paced certification course on MHHM (Menstrual Health & Hygiene Management). The course is ideal for students of social work and pubic health, teachers, and everyone passionate to for the cause of menstrual heath and hygiene.

Distribution – We conduct distribution drives of sanitary products, period hygiene kits and period books at a mass level.In 2023, eight Volunteers of Humjoli Foundation made a Guinness World Record for creating the world’s largest mosaic image using biodegradable sanitary pads.

In 2022, we have entered India Book of Records for conducting maximum number of sessions on menstrual health and hygiene. 


Humjoli Foundation has reached to thousands of women through 750+ awareness sessions conducted in 8 different cities, trained over 650 volunteers and distributed 1.5 lac sanitary products so far.

Connect with Humjoli Foundation at or +91 9604646190