Sparkle donates 100,000 sanitary pads to girls and women impacted by COVID-19
As a social enterprise, Sparkle has been helping local communities including banana farmers as well as girls and women in need for over two years.
Due to nationwide lock-down in India, hundreds of thousands of migrant workers, who travel to the cities for work as daily wagers, started travelling towards their native villages. With no work or income for 21 days and all public transport, including buses, trains and taxies, halted, migrant workers started walking down highways for hundreds of kilometres with children in their arms and other belongings they could manage to carry.
We reached out to a number of NGOs that have been working on the grassroots level to supply essential items to daily wage earners and migrant families. We realized that there are a lot of great NGOs and community members who were doing amazing work by distributing medical supplies and food items. We noticed that hardly one or two NGOs were focusing on distributing sanitary pad to migrant families.
As a social enterprise that provides sustainable menstrual hygiene products, we decided to donate over 100,000 sanitary pads because this allows us to utilize our strengths and skills to make daily wage earners’ journey slightly less challenging during these uncertain times.
We aim to continue helping as many girls and women in need across the globe as we grow.
To read more about our initiatives, please visit:
- Featured in USPIRE LIFE: 100K SANITARY PADS MADE OF BANANA FIBRE DONATED TO MIGRANT WOMEN
- Featured in McMaster University News: Alum's company donates 100,000 sanitary pads to migrant workers impacted by COVID-19