82% of menstruating Indian women are either
unaware or do not have access to basic sanitary resources.
71% of Indian girls remain unaware about
menstruation before their first period.
70% of mothers consider menstruation blood
‘dirty’, further contributing to perpetuation of taboos surrounding
88% of women and girls in India resort to using
homemade alternatives like old cloth, rags, sand or ash which are suitable for
proper menstrual care.
And what are we doing to help this scenario? Observing
the challenges that women face in our community, we couldn't help but feel
deeply inspired, motivating us to ‘Make A Difference’. This shared concern
ignited our passion, and here we are today.
Making the Difference Charitable Trust
initiated a project called “Lajja”, contrary to the name of the project which
is synonymous with “Shame”. Lajja aims to create a big, positive change in how
menstrual health is managed in India.
Our motivation is rooted in the belief that
every woman in India deserves access to safe and effective menstrual hygiene
products. We are driven by the vision of a healthier, more empowered future for
women, where they can confidently manage their menstrual health. By providing
education and access to quality products, we aim to break down barriers and
create a positive shift towards better menstrual hygiene practices.
We are tirelessly working towards pursuing Our
Mission, which is:
“To help India to achieve Maximum Menstrual
Hygiene and eco-friendly products adoption.”
Health and Well being of menstruating women.
consumption and production of menstrual hygiene products.
Quality Education and awareness about menstrual hygiene.
towards Gender Equality.
It's not just our goal; it's our unwavering
commitment to making a difference in the lives of countless women across the
Our team is relentlessly dedicated towards
optimizing project efficiency and pinpointing the critical areas of focus. In
the past year alone, we have already impacted the lives of over 13,970 women
and young girls across the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Uttar
- 13,620+ Girls & Women sensitized for
- Distributed 37,560+ reusable cloth pads
- Conducted 110+ sessions
- 8000+ Educational books distributed
our unwavering commitment extends far beyond this achievement, as we set our
sights on an ambitious goal: to elevate and transform the lives of a staggering
50,000 women in the years ahead.