Glad Bharat Foundation

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For Affordability & Accessibility By Glad Bharat Foundation

PAD-ATM initiative by Glad Bharat Foundation, are specially designed ATMs which aim to solve the issue of accessibility, availability and affordability of sanitary pads for community women. Having the menstrual days pass at a comfortable pace with the help of sanitary pads will improve the overall menstrual health of the community women. PAD-ATMs are manually operated boxes which have pads manufactured by Jan Aushadhi Kendra which are available at a cost-effective price of just Rs 4 and contain 4 pads which imply the cost of a single pad to be Re1. PAD-ATM are operated by the local coordinators present at the centre who provide pads as asked by the community women after taking Rs 4 from them and when the ATM turns empty the local coordinator will send the collected money to GBF from where the ATM will get refilled within 24 to 36 hours. At every centre where ATMs are to be installed, a collective effort with local active NGOs for smooth operation and monitoring is encouraged by the Glad Bharat Foundation. These ATMs are just to make the community women habituated to the use of sanitary pads and relinquish the use of clothes and other unsafe products. This innovative idea of PAD-ATM was executed and first implemented on 19th August 2022 at the rural remote village of Raniganj, Tekari Block, Gaya, Bihar which consisted of 50 pads.
Youths operate this in their locality. Team Glad Bharat Foundation works with them for one to two years to develop an understanding of the problem and its solution. We encourage the collective effort of the local active organization to keep the engagement and monitoring more focused.

PAD-ATM are installed at various locations with the involvement of the communities, institutions and organizations in a collective effort by Glad Bharat Foundation


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