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We wanted women to get involved with this initiative and we as well wanted of support them financially.Keeping this in mind we came up with an idea where we train and skill these underprivileged women like house maids in making the SWDUM Bags using newspapers.We provide them with the old news papers and pay them for each set they make.This provides them with an excellent opportunity to earn over and above what they earn from their regular work.This way we help in generating more income for these women.
Wrapping and marking your waste helps identify it and treat it correctly through incineration. Openly disposed pads often end up in landfills, which increase risk of diseases. It may get mixed with small water streams, with soil or food that birds and animals consume, directly affecting the environment and the wildlife.
These SWDUM bags are distributed every month free of cost to the menstruating girls in Government schools and are also provided by us to women living in societies, complexes and layouts at the negligible cost.The money collected is used in paying the underprivileged women who are involved in making these SWDUM bags.Along with it we also collect newspapers from the households who want to contribute to this social cause by giving away their old news papers to us.
We are very sure that our partnership with community and local bodies will bring in the positive change and help us in preventing our waste pickers and segregators from a deluge of germs that can cause severe infections along with saving our environment.
What we have been observing is that the sanitary waste is mostly unwrapped at disposal regardless of the living space. Also, hardly any sanitary waste is marked at urban slums and even at the residential complexes by the households, which has better education and awareness levels than urban slums.
We have come up with a small yet impactful solution, the SWDUM (Sanitary Waste Disposal Uniformly Marked) Bags.To make them we collect old news papers from households and convert them into a set of large paper bag along with 5-6 small paper bags for each used sanitary napkin.This whole set is adequate enough for one menstrual cycle.The paper bags are well marked to get identified by the waste collectors.The user can keep putting her pads in small paper pouches provided in the large bag and fold each of the pouch in order to prevent any foul smell.Once the menstrual cycle is over she can handover this whole set which is adequately marked to the waste collector.