The WhispersIt was back in 2018 when during a conversation with her house-help, one of our CDF SRCC members got to know about the social issue of menstrual hygiene amongst the ones who go unnoticed, generally.
Onground SurveysThe fire was kindled & we couldn’t stop ourselves from exploring the situation of menstruation taboo on-ground. Starting with a slum on the banks of River Yamuna in Shastri Park, we surveyed around 15 areas in Delhi-NCR.
Getting Them Together
Achieving Our First MilestoneWe started gathering resources. In a short span of 15 days, we were able to gather more than Rs. 150000, marking our first milestone in this direction.
Conducting Awareness Sessions
Initiated Donation Drives
Community InteractionWe needed something innovative and constant. In order to sustain our project we interacted with different communities of women to independently take action and hence ensure the availability of sanitary pads.
Village Level Entrepreneurs“Why not someone from the community?” was our pivot. “Someone who is native to that area, whom we could teach & train to handle the logistics and run the model as her own while simultaneously being financially stable!”. And that is how the idea of a Village-level Entrepreneur came up.
Ganga Di - Our Entrepreneur
Conducting Training Sessions
ExpansionsWith the success of Aarogya in Shastri Park, we expanded to Sonia Camp in October and Race Course in November the same year with Ayesha Di and Anjum Di as our changemakers.
Coping Up With CovidWith the advent of Covid-19, our Aarogya Family was left in distress. Not losing our hope, we continued, with even greater strength and along with 3100+ sanitary napkins donated 200 masks, 350 sanitizers, 150 health kits and ration, to help the people in need besides Online Sessions & Webinars for 5000+ people in 11+ areas.
Expansion Drive During PandemicPandemic or no pandemic, we continued to expand. In September 2020. We expanded to 3 more areas in Delhi and in collaboration with DBN to add 2500 more people in our family.
Aarogya Sanitary Napkins
Expanding Our Reach To Bhopal
Smiles On The Faces Of Our Aarogya FamilyEvery step of the journey has been worthwhile. But nothing is better than those smiles on the faces of our Aarogya Family.