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Help end period poverty!

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As a part of The Period Buddy Project, we conducted a Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) session for girls of Class 7th and 8th at the Adalaj Village in Gujarat. Our team was joined by the students of >Gujarat National Law University who were earlier trained by us in conducting such sessions for adolescent girls.

In addition to distributing sanitary pads acquired through our crowd funding resources, the sessions used demonstrative and interactive models to drive home the point of menstrual health, hygiene and nutrition. The girls were encouraged to demand things that aid a healthy menstrual cycle and educate women around them about the significance of menstrual hygiene management.


Additionally, educative posters about nutrition and sanitation during menstruation, were put up in their classes, for their reference. Our team also distributed sanitary napkins to the 6th Standard Girls we had reached out to, in January 2019.

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As women, we were always well aware of the challenges that accompany menstruation, but once we acknowledged the stark contrast between our privileged lives as against millions of other women in India, we decided to take up the challenge to work on the issue of menstrual health and hygiene, especially among the impoverished quarters of India.


For those who know little about this landscape, only 12% of Indian women get access to sanitary napkins while the other 88% resort to unhygienic cloth, ash and husk sand thereby undergoing severe reproductive health problems. Poor menstrual hygiene can cause fungal infections, Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI) and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI); unhygienic practices also leave women vulnerable to infertility.


A packet of sanitary napkins with eight pads costs between Rs 30 and Rs 80 across India. For girls whose families have to sustain on a monthly budget of Rs 5,000- Rs 10,000, this is a financial burden they can’t afford. So even with the GST withdrawn, sanitary pads remain a luxury for some in this country.


We procure and distribute sanitary napkin packets to underprivileged adolescent girls (in and out of school) on a regular basis, besides educating them about menstrual health and hygiene to help lower the dropout rates for such girls in schools across India, while also ensuring their overall reproductive well being.


Help us by contributing towards this cause and make a difference to a girl's menstrual health.

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#1 (26 Feb, 2019)

As a part of The Period Buddy Project, we conducted a Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) session for girls of Class 7th and 8th at the Adalaj Village in Gujarat. Our team was joined by the students of >Gujarat National Law University who were earlier trained by us in conducting such sessions for adolescent girls.

In addition to distributing sanitary pads acquired through our crowd funding resources, the sessions used demonstrative and interactive models to drive home the point of menstrual health, hygiene and nutrition. The girls were encouraged to demand things that aid a healthy menstrual cycle and educate women around them about the significance of menstrual hygiene management.


Additionally, educative posters about nutrition and sanitation during menstruation, were put up in their classes, for their reference. Our team also distributed sanitary napkins to the 6th Standard Girls we had reached out to, in January 2019.

#2 (24 Jan, 2019)

LexQuest Foundation conducted its second session at the Government Girls' School in Adalaj Village, Gujarat. The session entailed a workshop with the girls of 7th Standard, wherein apart from discussing the biological aspect of menstruation, they were also familiarised with the necessary nutrition and hygiene requirement during ones menstrual cycle. The session also focussed on conveying the importance of a healthy and regular period, while concurrently acknowledging, and dispelling myths and superstitions related to periods in rural India. As these workshops are a part of our Period Buddy Project, training about proper usage and disposal of sanitary napkins was also an integral part of the workshop, whereafter sanitary napkin packets were distributed to these girls. The girls were further emboldened to talk about menstrual health with their peers, family members (especially females) and female teachers to help them take responsibility to better their sexual and reproductive health.

#3 (22 Jan, 2019)

Conducted a workshop on Menstrual Health Management with the 6th standard girls in a Government School in Adalaj Village in Gujarat. In addition to distributing sanitary pads to the class, the workshop focussed on the point of menstrual health, hygiene, nutrition, along with discussing the biological and psycho-social aspects related to menstruation.

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