COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT PUNE CHAKAN UNDERTAKES INITIATIVE FOR WOMEN & GIRLS UNDER SAHELI SANITARY NAPKIN PROJECT
Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan undertook an initiative for empowering girls and taking care of their basic needs – sanitation and menstrual hygiene. The hotel has tied up with Soroptimist International – Pune Metro East – India, a club aiming to empower women and girls to make their lives better and Sarva Seva Sangh - an NGO working on holistic rehabilitation of children at high risk. The hotel provided menstrual hygiene to all the female children of Sarva Seva Sangh bought from Soroptimists International Club. Under one of their projects – Saheli Sanitary Napkins, Soroptimists International Club manufactures these sanitary pads. These biodegradable pads cost 1 per pad and is sold for 2. Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan bought 100 packets of sanitary pads from them and donated to Sarva Seva Sangh. Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan has always believed in taking care of the community, and this time it was to offer women an affordable and safe hygienic product, which was just as important as food and water. Sanitary pads in India are very expensive and a large section of women population in India cannot afford it. Saheli Sanitary Napkins are only for 90 for a packet of 30 pads. It is a small step to offer a hygienic and healthy lifestyle.