Meet the team!

Chisomo N Msoffe is the Founder of Ottawa’s Homeless period, which is a community project aimed at making feminine sanitary products accessible to homeless women in Ottawa. This project was launched in 2016.

In 2017 Chisomo was featured as part of Canada 150 Signature Initiative by Apathy is Boring, she was part of 150 youth in Canada driving community change and mobilizing the potential of their peers.

Chisomo was an invited conversationist at The Reykjavík Global Forum for Women Leaders in 2019. This year Chisomo was part of a delegation of women brought together by the Equal Chance foundation to participate in a Youth Forum at the Senate of Canada. In early 2020 she was successfully inducted in The National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS).

Along with her activism for women’s rights and economic advancement, she is determined to provide avenues to empower others. She is driven by a deep desire to play her part in creating positive change in the community

Chisomo N Msoffe, Founder and CEO

Julieth Lyaruu,

Board member

Julieth Lyaruu was born and raised in Dar es saalam, Tanzania and currently resides in Ottawa, Canada with her family. Julieth has BSc in Computer Science and Masters in IT Management and is now working in IT.

 

Julieth is passionate about promoting equality and helping those who are less fortunate, that is why it was an honour for her to join and continue to promote the selfless acts made by Ottawa Homeless Period. She believes that the community has a big part to play in fighting period poverty, as women’s access to menstrual products is a necessity, not a luxury.

 

Julieth also promotes maternal health and is always in search of means to help provide better health care, to reduce the alarming mortality rate especially in sub-Saharan African countries.

 

When she has time to herself, Julieth enjoys good music, crafting and starting new DIY projects around her home.

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

 

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