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Myna Mahila: Tackling menstrual challenges in India

Updated : April 20, 2018 10:52 PM IST

After royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle picked Myna Mahila Foundation to receive donations to mark their wedding, CNBC-TV18 travelled to Govandi in Mumbai to meet the women behind the foundation.

Myna Mahila Foundation was founded in 2015 by Suhani Jalota. It employs women from Mumbai's slums to manufacture and sell affordable sanitary pads to the communities.

Suhani Jalota, founder of Myna Mahila Foundation, said, “We are lucky to be chosen by the royal couple. It was a perfect fit between right cause, right place and right time. I met Meghan Markle in New York in 2016 and the cause we  are working is something close to her heart.”

She said programme has helped thousands of women across 12 slums in Mumbai and wanted to reach about 30,000 women a month in many more slums.

Started with five women, now the NGO is a team of 50 women, 15 in office and rest help in door-to-door sales.

 
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