The Liberty Project is a social enterprise created by Enactus Windsor, a student-run organization at the University of Windsor, which aims to address two significant needs:
- Providing victims of abuse, addictions, and trauma in Canada with an opportunity for sustainable employment, and
- Giving women living in poverty across the world access to sanitary menstrual health products.
We provide our clients with one-on-one professional consultation to address the social challenges they face, while taking them through a business curriculum to help them improve their financial literacy skills.
After going through our consulting program, our clients have the opportunity to gain practical employment experience through our social enterprise. We hire them to manufacture reusable menstrual pads that are sent to women in underdeveloped nations where feminine hygiene products are either unavailable or unaffordable. Our reusable pads provide an environmentally friendly solution to this need and have a shelf life of 5 years.
In the final stage of our project, we partnered with local high schools, where we run workshops that tackle the present and future hurdles youth face as they enter adulthood. Each workshop is tailored to 3 main demographics: young women, general youth, and LGBTQ+ youth. Our workshops pertain to the issues faced by each demographic and include lessons on self esteem, violence against all genders and communities, economic justice, financial literacy and human rights.
Since The Liberty Project’s inception, it has empowered 17 survivors to graduate the program, mentored 68 youth in our local community, created approximately 1,750 reusable menstrual pads, and diverted over 38,000 pounds of waste.
We have experienced exponential growth in the last year and anticipate substantial growth in the months to come. We believe by having women empower women, we can advance the economic and social progress that is linked to individual prosperity, gender equality, and shared opportunity in our community and around the world.
Jenna Tucker and Darby Roland
Co-Project Managers of The Liberty Project