Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike – the Bangalore council has given its consent to conduct awareness campaigns in all the 69 healthcare centers in Bangalore. Since most of the women who visit these healthcare centers are from communities Sukhibhava wants to work, we consider this as a great start to reach out to the hundreds of thousands of women without proper menstrual hygiene in Bangalore. A distribution model will be custom built after every awareness session in each healthcare center.
So far awareness sessions have been conducted to 158 healthcare assistants working in the 69 healthcare centers in Bangalore. Sukhibhava will start reaching out to the women in the communities in July,2014.
Stree Shakthi Self Help Groups are formed at the village/suburb level to inculcate the savings habit in the members empowering the women economically. About 15 to 20 women members who are from below poverty line families, landless agricultural labourers, SC/ST women join together. At present there are 1.40lakhs groups functioning in the state approximately 21 lakhs women members are organized.
Sukhibhava is conducting a pilot test with 12 Stree Shakthi Self Help Groups. We aspire to reach out to the 1.4 lakh groups eventually in the next five years.