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How lockdown inspired fight against period poverty

According to the World Bank there are an estimated 500 million people suffering from period poverty – that’s women and girls who can’t get access to basic products and facilities to deal with menstruation.

But one young woman from the UK decided to do something about it.

What started at home during lockdown has now turned into a global charity funded by donations, which helps thousands of women.

We went inside part of her operation in Lebanon, to see how the project is making a difference.

For more on this story listen to the People Fixing the World Podcast.

Produced and edited by Samantha Everett

Additional production by Richard Kenny and Joya Berbery

Filmed by Dany Abi Khalil


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