31 min

Fighting Period Poverty In The Fraser Valley With The Sahaara Foundation Fraser Valley Focus

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If you’ve heard of period poverty, you probably heard about it related to other countries, mostly overseas. Period poverty refers to the ridiculously high cost of purchasing sanitary products for menstruating women, like pads and tampons. I’ll bet most men don’t realize that the cost to purchase pads for most girls between 15 to 20 years old can run up to almost $20 a month, and often more. All this for something as necessary as toilet paper. And don’t forget, there’s tax on top of those prices.

For disadvantaged women and girls, this represents a major obstacle. And there are very real health risks associated with not having enough supplies – the type that can cost our already-burdened health system.

Today, I’m talking to a group of women who decided to do something about this issue. While one of them was in nursing school, she realized that the problem of period poverty exists here at home, in Canada, not just in other countries. She and two friends set up a seasonal campaign to gather supplies and assemble period kits that they then gave away. The idea took off, and now they have created a nonprofit foundation to provide period kits that are distributed to local food banks, homeless shelters, and similar organizations in the Abbotsford area.

Please welcome Yush Sahota and Virpal Gill! Welcome, ladies!

Additional Resources:

https://www.instagram.com/sahaarafoundation/

https://www.facebook.com/Sahaara-Foundation-101914065120779/

Chatelaine article: https://www.chatelaine.com/living/how-much-do-periods-cost/

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/canada-free-menstrual-products_ca_5fb41defc5b6d878180b9e14

Sahaara Foundation aims to erase ‘period poverty’ from Abbotsford



 



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Music included in this episode: From https://freemusicarchive.org/, Ketsa “Sand Dunes”.

If you’ve heard of period poverty, you probably heard about it related to other countries, mostly overseas. Period poverty refers to the ridiculously high cost of purchasing sanitary products for menstruating women, like pads and tampons. I’ll bet most men don’t realize that the cost to purchase pads for most girls between 15 to 20 years old can run up to almost $20 a month, and often more. All this for something as necessary as toilet paper. And don’t forget, there’s tax on top of those prices.

For disadvantaged women and girls, this represents a major obstacle. And there are very real health risks associated with not having enough supplies – the type that can cost our already-burdened health system.

Today, I’m talking to a group of women who decided to do something about this issue. While one of them was in nursing school, she realized that the problem of period poverty exists here at home, in Canada, not just in other countries. She and two friends set up a seasonal campaign to gather supplies and assemble period kits that they then gave away. The idea took off, and now they have created a nonprofit foundation to provide period kits that are distributed to local food banks, homeless shelters, and similar organizations in the Abbotsford area.

Please welcome Yush Sahota and Virpal Gill! Welcome, ladies!

Additional Resources:

https://www.instagram.com/sahaarafoundation/

https://www.facebook.com/Sahaara-Foundation-101914065120779/

Chatelaine article: https://www.chatelaine.com/living/how-much-do-periods-cost/

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/canada-free-menstrual-products_ca_5fb41defc5b6d878180b9e14

Sahaara Foundation aims to erase ‘period poverty’ from Abbotsford



 



#periodpoverty

#period

#menstruation

#periodtax

#endperiodpoverty

#endperiodshame

#endperiodstigma

#periodpositive

Primary:

#fraservalleyfocus

#localpodcast

#localcontent

#keeplocalalive

#podcast

#canadianpodcast

#canadiancontent

#bcpodcast

#lowermainland

#surreybc

#langleybc

#whiterock

#deltabc

#abbotsfordbc

#aldergrovebc

#langleycity

#langleytownship

#chilliwack

#hopebc

#yvr

#vancouverbc

#supportlocal

#shoplocal

#tuesdaytalks

Secondary:

#interviewday

#tuesdaythoughts

#localvoices

#acrossthevalley

#businesstobusiness

#realtalk

Additional Keywords

podcasting

local radio stations

podcasts online

fm radio online

radio stations

fm radio

podcast website

radio apps

fm radio app

fm radio stations

podcast app

online radio stations

podcast radio

free fm radio

apple play radio

live radio stations

apple radio

podcasts android

local radio online

local radio app

live fm radio

listen to radio

live stream radio

am radio stations

listen to local radio

Music included in this episode: From https://freemusicarchive.org/, Ketsa “Sand Dunes”.

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