AWSAR has set-up a women’s micro-enterprise initiative in one of the cluster villages of DLF for production and sale of sanitary pads to their immediate communities and surroundings villages.
The goal of the project is to make available sanitary pads at low-cost prices to school-aged girls and women in the area. Right now, young girls and women cannot afford the sanitary pads available in the market. They stay at home during their menstrual cycle for a period of one to two weeks and don’t go to schools or colleges. This project will enable girls to remain in school and women to continue working in their homes and farms during this period.
The project is focused on 10 cluster villages of DLF Foundation and aims to establish itself as self-sustainable women run micro-enterprise.
The project will provide the women with the opportunity to run their own business and gain skills such assewing, book keeping, and money management.