We had an inspiring speaker at our meeting on Thursday- Zareen Ahmed. She is a local lady, who through personal tragedy has reached out to help women and girls. She set up the Halimah Trust which has built a school and college for girls in Pakistan in memory of her daughter who was tragically murdered. If you have a look at the following website it will tell you about the trust and also enable you to make a donation;
She has also been involved in the provision of free sanitary products to those in need, both here in the UK and internationally, since before the term Period Poverty was invented, and continues to do so through the Gift Wellness Foundation. They also have a social enterprise which is the trading arm of the foundation, where they sell organic sanitary products and for every pack of sanitary towels sold, they donate some to women and girls in need. The products are available from www.giftwellness.co.uk and can also be purchased from Holland and Barrett. Alongside the sanitary products are ecologically friendly soap and shampoo bars – I can personally vouch for the quality of these products!
Please take a moment to look at these websites and consider donating to support the work that Zareen is involved with.