Unavailability of menstrual pads and inadequate sanitation has a huge impact on attendance of girls in school and is a major reason for dropouts in developing countries.
Saral developed India's first indigenously designed machine for producing ultra thin sanitary napkins at a decentralized scale. While decentralization cuts down the distribution costs, the automated production ensures product quality and economies of scale. Project Sunshine works with Saral to procure high quality sanitary pads that are distributed to women who have limited access to it.
Shiksharth is creating a platform to contribute to holistic development of tribal / rural children. They achieve this by creating academic resources that are in resonance with their tribal ecosystem. They also bridge the gap between community and schools by creating a support structure for the government system to work effectively. Project Sunshine in collaboration with Shiksharth will equip girls in these tribal belts with menstrual hygiene products.