Child.org are now working with Ruby Cup
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Ruby Cup is a social enterprise selling menstrual cups. For every cup sold, Ruby Cup provides a cup to a woman or girl for free. Child.org is now an official partner on their ‘Buy one, give one’ programme and our team in Nairobi have received 50 menstrual cups to provide to women and girls in Meru.
The Nairobi team has developed two new projects that we intend to provide menstrual cups through: one is an adaptation of HealthStart, our school health programme, focusing on teenage girls; and the other is a project working with young mothers. (The photo above shows Cherio, me, Doreen and Faith, receiving the cups in the Nairobi office!)
Many women and girls in Kenya are vulnerable to period poverty, leaving them exposed to exploitation and early marriage and pregnancy. The use of menstrual cups has, over time, proved a successful intervention in providing girls with an alternative to costly products or unsafe local solutions.
We’re excited to work with such a great and proactive business and look forward to sharing more updates when the team delivers the cups to the community.
*May is Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Month so Ruby Cup are giving TWO cups for every one sold this month!
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