HAGO is an anti-poverty organization based in Brampton Ontario, that aims to eliminate period poverty in Canada and developing countries. We have distributed hundreds of thousands of menstrual products since we incorporated in 2018, under the Canada Not-for-profit act. Our efforts so far have served individuals and centres across Canada, the Caribbean and a few African counties.
No more shame. No more lack of access.
No more period poverty.
We want women and girls to talk about and experience their period with dignity.
Based in Brampton, Canada, we address period poverty at home and abroad.
WHO WE ARE
“ 1 in 3 Canadians under 25 years old struggle to afford menstrual supplies. In developing countries, the reality is much worse.”
Addressing unseen needs.
Menstrual supplies are a basic necessity—and for years they haven’t been treated that way. We distribute hygiene kits, donating thousands of tampons and pads to people in low-income families, students, refugee centres, remote communities, and those on the streets.
“ I’m a university student & I come from a low-income household. I rely on government funding for school, housing and groceries. I’m anemic with heavy bleeding and fibroids. I can’t always afford the pads that I need. Please help! ”
Period Poverty is fueled by Stigma!
When it comes to periods, there’s nothing to be ashamed about. But shame inhibits so many from achieving their full potential & puts many at risk. Stigma hides undiagnosed illnesses or causes victims to contract new ones through use of unconventional means.
We help people have honest conversations about their periods, their health, and their experiences—so that they can stay connected to each other and themselves.
We’re diverting thousands of period products from going to landfills
Fighting period poverty, sustainably.
Period poverty in the 21st century requires a zero-waste solution. We’re working with volunteers and organizations across Canada to get reusable pads into the hands of individuals at high risk for period poverty.
What are we fund raising for?
- Tangible Period & Hygiene Product Donations; (clothing & baby items must be brand new, Period products can be in individually wrapped packages).
- We’re raising funds to buy fabric to continue our sewing initiatives and to ship care packages to recipient organizations and communities at home and abroad.
Support our efforts on the ground.
We know where period poverty needs to be fought. We’re already on the front lines, listening, connecting, and caring. We just need your help fighting it.