EMPLOYMENT GENERATION PROGRAMME
Humans for humanity floated a project to empower women by providing them work-from-home opportunities. The women in Greater Noida are making our small bags that hold the pads. This group of women regularly get work from us and are paid. This gives them the comfort of working from home and taking care of their children and houses. Many of them are eager to learn. There are many benefits of this employment opportunity, like a great source of earning for them. It creates a protective and mediating effect. This helps us to contribute towards a significant change in society. It also boosts their confidence and self-esteem. It gives them a sense of pride in contributing to the world they live in. Everyone desires to be a self-sustaining person, and that is why we provided them this opportunity.
Humans for Humanity is involved in a major upcoming project of our first centre in Delhi. This will be a centre that will have a semi-automatic machine for making eco-friendly, sustainable sanitary pads. Sustainable menstruation refers to the use of environmentally friendly and responsible menstrual products. These pads will be made from Bamboo pulp. Thorough research is done on what kind and type of machine and raw material are required and the shape and quality of the produced pads. According to Menstrual Health Alliance India, a sanitary pad could take 500 to 800 years to decompose because the plastic used is non-biodegradable and can lead to health and environmental hazards. Biodegradable sanitary napkins can decompose in six to twelve months. These cloth pads can be reused for a year or two. Women in our country are not fortunate enough to afford sanitary napkins. This initiative will help them to have access to sustainable menstruation. It is beneficial for them in the long run. It is more affordable and accessible for all.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION DRIVE
During this lockdown, HFH worked for the benefit of poor people. A lot of people lost their jobs because of Covid 19. And small wage workers suffered tremendously. When people contacted us, we provided them ration. Unfortunately, they had no source to cook food. From the next day, we started sending them cooked meals. From the month of April till the month of December, we sent food every day to about 1500 people. Approximately 600 families benefitted from this initiative. Being hungry for too long can damage a person’s mental and physical health. It is the responsibility of our society to help unprivileged people. We tried helping these people during that difficult time. Along with food, we also provided them masks. It is a global pandemic, and it is essential for everyone to take precautions. We gave them masks and sanitizers. We can find the real essence of life only when we help others. It was a beautiful project by HFH where we could help a lot of people.