September lead to new connections, wonderful news for our movement, and an even greater impact on menstruators in period poverty. Here are all the opportunities we had to interact with our donees, volunteers, and partners last month.
We conducted a SaafkinsTM training session in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. This was the first time GiveHer5 reached the district of Mirzapur. This session included a detailed demonstration of how to use SaafkinsTM, educating over 35 women and girls about the importance of menstrual health management. They were excited to try them out when they learnt just how affordable and sustainable the period panties were.
We also met with our NGO partner Women and Girls in London to raise funds for GiveHer5. Women and Girls is a charity based in Britain that aims to eradicate period poverty by supplying SaafkinsTM to those in need.
Finally, our collaboration with Zee5 helped us raise Rs. 5 lakhs for women in period poverty. For every new subscription to the movie Padman, Zee5 donated Rs. 5 to GiveHer5. That means the Zee5 menstrual movement was 100,000 people strong!
Last month, five passionate teenagers in high school set up Bleed Love, an initiative to end period poverty in collaboration with GiveHer5. With a dream to empower women across the nation, the girls held a fundraising event which we were honoured to attend. It was an evening of learning, empowerment, and growth.
Moreover, our GiveHer5 for Kerala is still live as women are continuing to struggle in the aftermath of the state’s devastating floods. You can help provide victims with the period products they need by donating here.
If you’d like to start your own fundraiser and join the movement to end period poverty, click here.
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