SNAP is our newest project, in conjunction with our Friendship Link club, SI Chennai Downtown, in India. This page gives a brief background to the project and some pictures, and will give updates on fundraising efforts as they are planned. More details on the project are given in the article here.
Project SNAP (Sanitary Napkin Advocacy Programme) aims to raise funds to supply a machine that will make sanitary napkins that are affordable for the poorest women in rural and remote villages in India. Once the machine is supplied it takes just a day to train local women to use it.
The napkins are based on wood-pulp cellulose, wrapped in an outer cotton casing. They are sterilised using ultraviolet light and then made up into packs of 5 or 10, which can be sold for the equivalent of just pennies.
Project SNAP has the potential to empower women and girls:
· It will provide the women with a livelihood
· It will allow dignity and hygiene
· It should enable girls to remain in school once they reach puberty – a time when many drop out of education for ever.
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