Folasade Bamisaye

Folasade Bamisaye - 2019 Nominee
Position: Founder
Organization: MyPeriodKits
Current Location: Nigeria, Africa.
Master's Degree. from University of Ilorin.
75 Public Votes Reached!
Folasade Bamisaye, a Nigerian Development Social Worker and founder of My Period Kit, a Social Enterprise Organization offering critical menstrual health services and products to the last-mile rural women and girls. She is 2018 Global Chivas awardee – Adetosoye Adebanjo, Regional Lead at APIN Public Health Initiatives
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I am development worker, a social entrepreneur from Nigeria, a 2018 recipient of Chivas Venture Top 9 Global Leading Social Enterprise, 2017 recipient of the Mandela Washington Fellow, Women Deliver Youth Scholar Award 2016.
She holds a Master's degree in Psychology Counselling from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. She has over eight years' experience improving the psychosocial wellbeing of girls and women at the grassroots level. Am a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with Prime Health Response Initiative. She is also the creator of Young Women Arise Initiative, founder of My Period Kit, all aims to empower girls and women to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive and offer linkage and referral services for family planning.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Having lost close persons to the risk of trying to take out unwanted pregnancies which could have been prevented if they had access to family planning and this could be said to be stories of lots of girls in my neighbourhood. Now i have acquire knowledge on reproductive health, family planning, i decided to help bridge this knowledge gap through my startups; My period Kit and Young Women Arise Initiative where we empower women and girls to make informed decision about their body.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

Since the inception of My Period Kit i 2017, over 2000 girls and women have been successfully linked to and uptake family planning service by partnering with health facilities that offer Family Planning services. Also, I have delivered comprehensive Family Planning integrated Sexual and Reproductive health and rights education services to well over 5000 girls and women through our annual Young Ladies Ablaze Boot camp.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

This platform and the $1000 will be used to launch My Period Kit new product named 'FreeMe" which aims to increase access to Family Planning by integrating Family Planning supplies with Menstrual Hygiene supplies in our new kit variant. This way girls and women get all their need for healthy reproductive lifestyle in a kit pack.

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