International Women’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what? It means something around here.
We’re a female-founded company with a huge base of women fans. That’s because Natural Calm helps with hormones, reproductive health and conditions like depression, anxiety and migraines, which disproportionately affect women.
And when we’re not thinking about women’s health in Canada, we’re thinking about women’s health in places like Kenya.
One of the things we’re most proud of about Organics 4 Orphans is how it helps women.
We started with the children in mind – the millions of orphans in Africa – but as it turns out, helping children means helping women.
- We help women who foster and care for orphans;
- We help biological mothers;
- And now, we help women of all kinds find a hope and a future – from prison.
It’s a new thing. In the past few months, we’ve brought Organics 4 Orphans training into prisons in Kenya to teach inmates how to grow nutrient-dense food and medicine.
We don’t discriminate by gender – we’re making serious inroads in men’s prisons as well – but it’s especially touching to work with the women.
Many are incarcerated for crimes of self-defense; for killing their attackers, including abusive husbands. Unfortunately the justice system is not always just.
If we were lawyers, we would fight for them in the courts.
But we’re organic food and nutrition experts, so we help these women by training them to use their hands, very basic tools and even the most marginal land to grow what they need.
Within the prison walls they’re beginning to cultivate food and herbs that will keep them healthy and strong.
But it’s about more than just food and medicine.
With these skills they will be more resilient, less dependent and gain status in their communities. They will be producers, experts, healers.
And we couldn’t do it without you. Your support for our products makes all this possible.
Life is still hugely unfair for women all over the world, but every act of solidarity makes a difference. So, thank you.
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