What is Saathiya Foundation?

"Saathiya Foundation" is a registered Non-Government Organization (NGO) committed to empowering underprivileged women. Saathiya is run by a committed group of people, from varied backgrounds, who believe strongly in the cause of women empowerment.

Why the emphasis on "Girl & women"?

Empowerment of women has a catalytic effect on every dimension of development: lower child and maternal mortality rates; increased educational attainment by daughters and sons; higher productivity; and improved environmental management etc. Together, these can mean faster economic growth and more importantly, wider distribution of the fruits of this growth.

What is the minimum contribution for Saathiya Foundation?

There is no minimum or maximum contribution. Any amount is welcome either as a one-time contribution or as a regular annual commitment

How can I get my Company involved?

Introduce Saathiya Foundation and its workings to your company and its employees. Your company could participate as a general donor.

How can I send my donation to Saathiya Foundation?

You can use the Bank Transaction details provided in the Donation section to make the payment safely through wire transfer OR Please send your cheque to our office address, mentioned in our contact us. Cheque should be drawn in the name of "Saathiya Foundation".

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, quarterly or half-yearly payments could be factored into our schedule. Please inform our office in advance.

Will I be given a certificate for my work with Saathiya Foundation?

Yes, on your request, a certificate of appreciation will be provided based on the quality and period of your volunteering.

Is there any age limit to volunteer?

No, there is no such requirement

Menstrual Hygiene Program - FAQ

Why does menstrual hygiene matter?

Despite menstruation being a natural process that is part of nearly every girl's and woman's life, it is still treated as a taboo in countless cultures and societies across the globe.

Is there really a need for a MH Day?

Yes. Menstrual Hygiene Day offers the opportunity to create awareness of the right of women and girls to hygienically manage their menstruation – in privacy, safety and with dignity – where ever they are. It also is an excellent occasion to promote the great work that our partners are doing to promote menstrual hygiene.

How did the idea evolve?

In May 2013, WASH United pioneered May #MENSTRAVAGANZA, a 28-day social media campaign cycle dedicated to generating awareness around menstruation and MHM as important considerations within water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) development initiatives. The idea of creating a Menstrual Hygiene Day emerged when we saw how positively the campaign was being received and the momentum it was generating.

Why the 28th of May?

May is the 5th month of the year, representing 5 days, or the average number of days (between 2-7) a woman or girl spends menstruating each month. And, 28 represents the average number of days in a menstrual cycle.

What happens beyond May 28th?

We hope to generate more and more momentum each year so that eventually Menstrual Hygiene Day becomes widely accepted, recognized and celebrated. Our goal is to have Menstrual Hygiene Day become an official UN Day by 2020.

Who is behind the MH Day?

WASH United is the initiator of a Menstrual Hygiene Day and is currently organising a diverse alliance of dedicated organisations and individuals to support the day.