We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Shomota organisation (www.shomota.com), the producer and supplier of sustainable, cloth menstrual pads. Our girls and their mothers received a workshop on puberty, the development of a woman’s body through adolescence and a detailed explanation of the menstrual cycle. In Indian culture menstrual cycle is still a tabu. During the cycle the girls are considered as “unclean” and are not allowed to enter the sanctuaries, or as in some cases, not even the kitchen.
To prevent the further accumulation of trash and pollution, the usage of synthetic pads is not a good idea. That’s why Shomota’s mission to educate and raise awareness about the women’s issues as well as the environment is essential for a healthy and productive development of India.