When Ashwini Chaummal realized that menstruation hygiene is far-fetched for vulnerable communities, she decided to do her bit in addressing these challenges that young girls and women face every month. Chaummal took off in 2015 to educate girls and women in sustainable and hygienic menstruation practices in the interior parts of Maharashtra. She also introduces them to eco-friendly products made by local sanitary makers; and soon she plans to start a livelihood programme where grassroot communities can solve their own problems to end period poverty. Watch her speak on her personal journey for more.
(Interviewed, video produced and edited by Nang Tanvi)