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Goonj’s menstruation work during disasters…importance of MY Pads in Rahat Kits

Goonj’s menstruation work during disasters…importance of MY Pads in Rahat Kits

#Menstruation has always been one of the most disregarded issues in India. The #taboo and stigma attached to it makes it all the more frustrating to address the complexities of problems menstruators face in India. Like in the case of villages where there are a very few, extremely small, and badly constructed private spaces. Either there isn’t a roof or it’s a mud structure with no sewage pipes,

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This made our souls happy…

This made our souls happy…

Padla village of Banswara district, #Rajasthan, is an agricultural area where people’s main source of income is farming. Unfortunately, water scarcity and the challenges it brings led many of the locals work as laborers as well. But due to the lockdown, they were left unemployed. Their children used to go to maabadi (a center for education,

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People of Palghar solve their own hunger with Kitchen Gardens

People of Palghar solve their own hunger with Kitchen Gardens

As covid cases finally began to dwindle in Karsud village of Vikramgad, Palghar #Maharashtra, hope began to rise in this Adivasi community. Hunger was the one big issue for these daily wage earners. Nudged by our teams 26 families here came together to create a community kitchen garden in a 46mx 25m plot of land.

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When women take action against their menstrual challenges. they shine..

When women take action against their menstrual challenges. they shine..

The women of #Lasunirvadi village in #Jalgaon, Maharashtra show the world how it’s done.. Most families here are migrant farmers of Madhya Pradesh, living in tiny shanties with 10-12 members. When we asked what issue they would like to solve for themselves with ‘Dignity For Work’ initiative, the women spoke about their struggle to take a bath in the absence of private spaces.

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Goonj’s menstruation work during disasters

Goonj’s menstruation work during disasters

Goonj’s menstruation work during disasters…importance of MY Pads in Rahat Kits #Menstruation has always been one of the most disregarded issues in India. The #taboo and stigma attached to it makes it all the more frustrating to address the complexities of problems menstruators face in India. Like in the case of villages where there are a very few,

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A neighbor’s pride…

A neighbor’s pride…

Akkolli, a remote village with little access to even bus services, is nestled in Wayanad district of Kerala, home to the tribal settlement of Churuli. It is here, on the slopes of a hilly forest, Jincy lives… in a poorly built home made out of dried mud and brick-tiles and covered with plastic sheets for the roof.

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‘Now, mothers won’t lose their lives while on their way to give birth’

‘Now, mothers won’t lose their lives while on their way to give birth’

Karamba, a remote village in the Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, houses just 19 families. To reach the village, one has to cross 3 km of dense forest and a rivulet. During monsoons, the settlement gets completely cut off as the water level of the rivulet, Jhari, rises to life-threatening levels, and the absence of a pucca road adds to the locals’ woes.

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‘I have never seen such enthusiasm in the villagers before…

‘I have never seen such enthusiasm in the villagers before…

’When our team spoke to the residents of Nibapur village in Dahanu Block of Palghar district, Maharashtra, they expressed a need for a community centre for meetings, celebrations or simply for the children to play in. Several constructive dialogues took place within the community after which a collective decision was taken to build a community centre and a garden under Goonj’s ‘Dignity For Work’ (DFW) initiative which would be useful for the entire community.Observing the enthusiasm and to partake in,

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Taking care of Mother Nature…strengthening lives

Taking care of Mother Nature…strengthening lives

Located in the foothills of the Aravalli, Alshigad village in Udaipur district of Rajasthan has been subjected to continuous deforestation and soil erosion for a long time. It was in the wake of this situation that the concerned villagers decided to act on it. Soon, they were joined by their brethren who had migrated to the cities but had returned to the village following the lockdown.

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

The temple of Chowdeshwari in Srinivaspur village of Kolar district in Karnataka is a century-old structure wrapped in history and beauty. Located close to it is the temple pond from where the locals had been drawing their drinking water since time immemorial. Added to that, the pond was also used by the devotees for their ritual cleansing and other related activities.

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