In 2017 when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, I started to think about how many families would have to make the tough choice of whether to buy food vs pads when they had recently been displaced from their homes and had literally lost everything they owned.
Girls and women regularly have to go without feminine hygiene products because they simply cannot afford them. This is called “period poverty” and it happens every single day, across the world. Here in the U.S., period poverty keeps 1 in 5 girls out of school each month.
The Flourish with Bijul Foundation aims to supply girls and women with feminine hygiene essentials.
Check back soon for more information on the foundation, our initiatives, and how you can help.