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We’re getting ready to change lives in Nepal & Ghana with our menstrual health initiative!

An exciting partnership between Ruby Cup and Change the World of One will soon launch in Nepal and Ghana.

In developing countries, stigmas and lack of education make periods out to be dirty and unlucky. Those stigmas are the only nasty thing about it.

Let’s break the stigmas and empower women.

Women everywhere go through the natural process of menstruation. Your sister, daughter, mother, grandmother… and while it’s not any woman’s favorite time, it certainly doesn’t change anything about the person! Period. Still, you probably know someone who has experienced at least one of these situations:

  • They’re afraid to ask for supplies because they are embarrassed or ashamed
  • They’re unable to buy supplies on their own and use whatever they can find to help control their flow and prevent noticeable stains on their clothes
  • They’re teased, stressed or embarrassed when they or someone else notices a stain on their clothes

Did you know? Girls in developing countries will often stay home for the week of their period if they don’t access to supplies. That is a lot of missed school, and has a critical effect on each girl’s future.

The problem is worse in developing countries.

In developing nations, stigmas are much stronger and more problematic than you’d find in more developed countries.
  • Some cultures believe that women are “dirty” or “unlucky” during their menstrual cycle and people refuse to associate with them or have them around during this time. This cultural stigma has resulted in the now-illegal practice of sending women (along with their young children) to menstrual huts in Nepal. These small structures aren’t secure and place women and children in harm’s way. There have been many reports of deaths and injuries of women and their children inside these huts caused by smoke inhalation, fires, exposure to low temperature, rape and wildlife attacks. 
  • In developing countries, there aren’t many options available for girls and women to safely manage their cycles. Lack of education and supplies tends to mean that they will have more health risks because they don’t have sanitary options. This becomes a health and sanitation issue.

But we’re going to change lives together with Ruby Cup.

Ruby Cup is a healthier, more sustainable, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons. Made from 100% soft, medical grade silicone, these menstrual cups are safe, comfortable and hygienic. Through their “Buy One, Give One” program, Change the World of One will be able to provide menstrual cups and menstrual education to girls in developing countries. Menstrual cups are reusable and are made to last for about 10 years. This makes it extremely useful in places where resources such as these are very limited.

You can help, too!

When you buy a ruby cup product, you will automatically donate another one to a girl in a developing country. You get a menstrual cup and so do they!

Together we can change the world. Today, let's change the world of girls in Nepal and Ghana.

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