VG Foundation, the corporate & social responsibility wing of Vishal Group, the leading corporate conglomerate of Nepal has recently donated Rs. 1,00,00,000 (1 Crore) worth sanitary napkins. This initiative was taken to promote basic health and hygiene among women. The initiative was supported by P&G, the global FMCG major and World Vision International, relief, development and advocacy organization that works for children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
Basic health rights to women is one of the topics discussed widely all across the globe. However, unfortunately, this is also one of the most neglected topics in the entire sub-continent. Less awareness and poor hygiene habits, especially during the menstrual period cause serious harm to women. According to the recent data from the World Bank, almost 54.40% of our total population is women. Hence, making them aware of menstrual hygiene and providing sanitary napkins to them was a step that VG Foundation took towards empowering them.
“We all are aware of the side effects of not following the menstrual hygiene properly…it even causes death! But, sadly, there still some socio-economical taboo about using sanitary napkins. We at Vishal Group would like to thank P&G and World Vision International for joining hands with us in this initiative. We believe this is the first, but a firm step and we would be able to motivate and inspire women about the importance of health and hygiene during the period in a broader way in the coming days” said Ms. SajalPradhan, Lead – Water & Sustainability, VG Foundation and CO-Founder, Best Paani Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Pradhan is actively working for various projects to improve sustainable lifestyle in Nepal and is a panel member of US Embassy Youth Council, Nepal.
VG Foundation and Vishal Group are extremely delighted for being able to participate for the cause and would like to continue their focus towards the mothers and sisters of the country in the coming days as well.
About Vishal Group:
Vishal Group is a diversified regional MNC headquartered in Nepal. The business activities cover a wide range of sectors including distribution, financial services, manufacturing, energy, infrastructure, education etc. with a motto of Building Better Lives. Originating in humble beginnings, today the Group is a major contributor to the national economy and to the society at large. The Group is built on values and practice that have held consistent for generations.
In 2020 Vishal Group is operating in eight major business sectors with interests in dozens of companies. Together the companies employ more than 10,000 people all over Nepal. The Group is proud of the strong relationships with the global partners and the multiple prestige brands they represent.
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