Breaking Barriers: The Inspiring Journey of Gita and Tulsi

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Gita and Tulsi are a force to be reckoned with – a dynamic duo with an unwavering vision to start a social enterprise that would change people’s lives. Together, they rallied 28 fellow female members of their cooperative to invest in the Sangharsha Rose Group, a menstrual pad business that promised to make a difference. However, their lack of business operation skills soon became a roadblock, and production came to a screeching halt. It was during this low point that the WASH SDG programme took them under their wing and mentored them on the necessary business skills to succeed.

Today, after two years of relentless effort, the Rose Sangharsha Group is thriving under the able leadership of Gita and Tulsi. With Gita confidently steering her team of 28 members, and Tulsi serving as the dynamic president, these women have shattered all preconceived notions. Hailing from socially marginalized backgrounds, they have proved that nothing is impossible with unwavering determination and unrelenting hard work.

Rose Sangharsha Group provides employment to people in their community, empowering them to create a better future for themselves. They conduct awareness classes on menstruation for schools and sell pads that are not only biodegradable and more absorbent than their competitors but also eco-friendly. Their vision doesn’t stop there – they plan to create a fund for uterine cancer victims out of their profits, a testament to their commitment to impact and growth.

The group’s journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Tulsi dreams of being mentioned in the same sentence as Nepalese billionaire Binod Chaudhary, and with their far-reaching impact, it’s only a matter of time. They continue to strive for success while making a difference in their community, a true inspiration to us all.

Tulsi (pictured left) with two other members of the Rose Sanitary Group promoting their products during WASH Mela in Bheriganga Municipality, Surkhet.

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