What is Kanya's Chance?
Kanya's Chance e.V. is a Berlin-based non-profit organization founded by Berlin students working to improve access to menstrual hygiene products for women in developing countries.
While taken for granted in the western world, the use of sanitary napkins is rather an exception than rule for most of the women in India. We at Kanya’s Chance have therefore set ourselves the goal, to provide access to each girl and woman to sanitary napkins. The name of our initiative is formed by combining the Sanskrit word for ‘girl’, Kanya, and Chance, indicating the potential that goes unfulfilled due to the shackles holding back the girls in India. This would be regardless of geographic, social or economic barriers.
Letting each and every girl achieve her full potential without menstrual bleeding being a hindrance.
How do we help?
Our primary target group is schoolgirls ages ten and above. We provide them with two packs of sanitary pads per month and give courses on women's health. Through this, we aim to reduce absence from school due to menstuation, improving education equality.
We are currently providing two packages of sanitary napkins monthly to 490 school girls at three different schools in Anand, Gujarat.