Some women were very happy to meet a gynaecologist for the very first time. They were taught about how they can maintain hygiene while working in farms. We encouraged them to live their lives confidently and tried to diminish the stigma around menstruation. They seemed to have been living in a world of myths and were very surprised to learn that what they had been taught by their families about menstruation was not true.

We thank Pavitrementhe, an exporter of organic products and essential oils and Dr. Bronner’s, offering cruelty and vegan soaps in Europe for their CSR initiative and giving us a chance to touch the lives of women in Bareilly. These women were extremely happy to receive a pack of reusable sanitary pads by ReliefPad and have given us positive feedback after using these pads.

250 girls attended the session and each girl got one packet of ReliefPad, reusable sanitary pads. The pad distribution was funded by HFCL India. We thank them for their initiative for empowering girls of this school. We are sure they would have been happy to learn about menstrual health and hygiene and to receive an environmentally sustainable period product.