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Sewing workshop for reusable sanitary napkins and underwear in India

A project from Kanya's Chance e.V.
in Anand, India

With your help, we would like to open a sewing shop for reusable pads & underwear in Gujarat, India, thus providing local women with job prospects and training while ensuring more sustainable menstrual products.

Lena Schindler
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The project
With the establishment of an independent sewing workshop in the district of Anand in Gujarat, India, we would like to offer local women a professional perspective in the sense of a permanent job and training as a seamstress.
The sewing workshop shall be designed to sew ecologically sustainable sanitary pads and underwear from clothing donations and existing resources. These should be able to be washed by cold as well as warm water and be purchasable at affordable prices.
It is very important to us that the tailor shop can act independently and that the project has a perspective. That is why we, as Kanya's Chance, will support the sewing workshop with our constant demand for reusable sanitary napkins and underwear, so that the project can fall back on a stable order situation from the beginning, with the goal of constantly expanding and developing the production in order to build up economic independence.

The goal is to provide all local menstruators in need with access to sustainable, easy-to-use menstrual products at a low price.

Funding
The project is financed with the help of the DC Small Projects Fund by the North-South Bridges Foundation and the W. P. Schmitz Foundation. However, we as an NGO have to raise a part of the costs for the realization of the project ourselves. For this, we as a voluntary association depend exclusively on donations.

Who are we?
Kanya's Chance e.V. is a non-profit organization based in Berlin that works to improve access to education and menstrual hygiene products for women in developing countries. 
Our primary target group is school girls ten years and older. Currently, we provide sanitary pads and menstrual education to over 1000 schoolgirls each month at ten different schools in Anand, Gujarat. In this way, we try to reduce menstruation-related absenteeism from school.

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With your help, we would like to open a sewing shop for reusable pads & underwear in Gujarat, India, thus providing local women with job prospects and training while ensuring more sustainable menstrual products.

About this project

Lena Schindler Write a message

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About

betterplace.org is the largest German donation platform. Since 2007 we have been helping people, aid organizations and companies to do good. All projects on betterplace.org are non-profit. Since we ourselves also do not work for profit, our platform is free of charge for the projects.
2007founded
12,500non-profit organisations
185m €for a good cause
Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Logo)