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 Blossom Flow Foundation brings hope, hygiene to female inmates in groundbreaking initiative

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In a profound display of solidarity and compassion, the Blossomflow Foundation has made a significant impact at the Kirikiri Female Custodial Center by addressing the urgent issue of period poverty among its inmates.

Spearheaded by Mrs. Joan Faluyi FSM, the Founder and CEO, the Foundation and its team of devoted volunteers and partners embarked on a mission on April 12, 2024, to provide essential sanitary products and support to over 300 female inmates, including girls, women, nursing mothers, and pregnant women.

With the support of partners such as Multimodal Transport Technologies Ltd and Offshore Dimensions, and change-makers like Mrs. Ofi Valentina Amiebi-Uchegbu, Blossomflow supplied not just sanitary products but also baby diapers, milk, and napkins.

This initiative provided not only physical relief but also emotional support as evidenced by the heartfelt interactions between the volunteers and the inmates.

Inmates shared their previous struggles with makeshift sanitary solutions, which often led to infections and significant discomfort.

“The difference is night and day. Before, I felt degraded every time I had to resort to using rags, toilet roll of fabric to manage my period,” an inmate recounted. This sentiment was echoed many times over, underscoring the critical nature of Blossomflow’s work.

The visit was marked by emotional exchanges, including a poignant embrace between Mrs. Faluyi and an inmate, symbolizing the deep personal connections fostered through this initiative.

Mrs. Faluyi, moved by the resilience and spirit of the inmates, reiterated the Foundation’s commitment to expanding their outreach, encapsulated in their motto, “Be Her Peace.”

The efforts of the Blossomflow Foundation volunteers were pivotal in the success of this visit. The team included: Mrs. Jumoke Oyedun; Nnenna Maduabum; Comfort James; Edirin Essiet; Derin Oyedun; Elizabeth Daniel; Jethro Olatunji; Glory Effiong; Folake Onipede; and Sunday.

Their dedication to alleviating the challenges faced by these women was evident in every interaction, bringing smiles and a sense of hope to many faces within the prison.

As the day concluded with songs and dances, the echoes of joy and gratitude filled the facility, leaving a lasting impression of hope and resilience.

The Blossomflow Foundation continues to advocate for menstrual health and dignity for all women, aiming to shed light on and solve issues of period poverty in even the most challenging environments.

Esther Taiwo, the second in command at the facility, praised the team for their efforts, which have significantly contributed to building a sense of community and solidarity among the inmates.

The continued support and partnerships will undoubtedly enable Blossomflow to make even greater strides in empowering women and girls across various spectra of society.

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