Episode 177

Fighting Health Inequities Through Community with Mystery Furtado

On this week’s Startup Women Podcast, Mystery talks about health inequities for BIPOC communities, volunteer coordinating, and her incredible journey.

Episode Overview

Mystery Furtado is the mother of two energetic and vibrant African Kings by the names of Kade and Kylem. She is an internationally trained Nurse, currently preparing to sit the RN Nclex exam. Mystery is passionate about Diabetes management and prevention which is why she formed a not for profit called Type Diabeat It; which is the first BIPOC led Diabetes Organization in Southwestern Ontario. This role led her to starting the first BIPOC community Garden in London Ontario which has now grown into a Green House Project. 

Mystery was featured this year in the London Business Magazine; Twenty in their TWENTY’S as she also started Granny P’s, a small business that produces Sea Moss products. Her passion for health and wellness drove her to create a brand she could share her grandmother’s recipes through.

“13.3% of all Ontarians suffer from some level of food insecurity. Yes, we are primarily addressing the BIPOC community, but this stat reflects all Canadians. This impacts all of us.” 

On this week’s Startup Women Podcast, sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada and Scotiabank, Mystery talks about health inequities for BIPOC communities across Canada, volunteer coordinating, and her incredibly impactful journey.

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