Using clean and hygienic sanitary product during her period is every women’s right.
And Humjoli strives hard to fulfill this basic need.
With the help of donations made by people and pads received by some sanitary napkin manufacturing units, Humjoli is able to provide hygienic sanitary product to young girls and women who cant afford them otherwise.
You too can do your bit. To make a donation, click here.
Why We Promote Pad Donation?
Several people come up to us or point out the ill effects of regular, disposable sanitary pads on environment. And suggest to curb the usage of this non-environment friendly way of sanitary hygiene management.
While we love to encourage the use of sustainable products such as menstrual cups or reusable cloth pads, but with experience, we have noticed that these products need maintenance and are not feasible in the low-income communities by large.
In most of the slums or similar areas, having access to enough water to soak and wash reusable cloth pad well is extremely challenging. After washing, drying them in direct sunlight for good 3-4 hours is also not viable mostly. Similarly, sterilization of menstrual cup needs hot, boiling water and a separate container. Most women of the community would not appreciate the practice of sterilizing the menstrual cup on their kitchen stove or gas (yes, that is a sad but true state of affair in our society!)
Hence, in this scenario for low-income group women, our primary aim is to provide them with clean, hygienic and sterilized sanitary product. Saving them from various infections caused due to usage of unhygienic means of sanitary products is of prime and utmost importance.