No matter how modern we become, the natural bleeding process (menstruation) in women is still considered taboo in Nepal; many students miss their school during this time. This taboo has resulted in, as well as women dying from exposure because they are forced to remain outdoors.
The Asha Project, in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of Damak, Sukhedhara and Rudramati-Babar Mahal, conducted training classes on menstruation hygiene and distributing reusable sanitary pads free of charge to the community people. Women groups were trained on how to make environmentally friendly sanitary pads. This project will allow the Nepali women to make their own pads. Many local students are not able to purchase sanitary pads and miss school during their period.
The major goal of these projects were to break the myth that women are untouchable during their period and provide knowledge about menstruation and make them mentally, physically and economically strong.
We have projects running in Illam, Jhapa, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok.
We need your support to continue and expand these projects all over Nepal.
Thank you Sapana Kandangwa (Limboo), President of the Damak Rotaract Club, Rotary District 3292 -Nepal), Chandra Bhakta Adhikari, Sukhdhara Rotaract club, Kishore Tripathi, Rudramati Rotary club for coordinating these projects in various parts of rural Nepal.
Also, thanks to Rotaract club members for their dedication and service to the needy people of Nepal.
If you like to support these projects, you can send a donation payable to FONN and mail it to:
Friends of Nepal-NJ
P.O. Box 5015
Somerville, NJ 08876