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WONDERCUP DONATES MENSTRUAL CUPS TO WOMEN ON DEATH ROW.

While on field trips recently we came across a women - youth project run by Betty, a very dynamic and resourceful angel. She also reaches out to women in prison, including women on death row. Because of our Dignity To All Women campaign we immediately agreed to start donating cups for this noble cause, especially after hearing about the terrible menstrual hygiene conditions.

Another humanitarian mission achieved and a first in the history of menstrual hygiene. All women should wear a cup, especially the ones in prison. Because of the expense related to pads, all prisons in developing nations are facing the same problem: appalling  menstrual hygiene conditions.

WonderCup sponsors newly launched Kenyan Women Outreach Project.

This has been a busy week!  

After organizing a cup-awerness event for 40 women-group leaders and their 12-16 year old daughters on Saturday (where we selected 15 Cup Ambassadors and gave out 50 cups) we received our first cup awareness volunteers from Sweden on Monday 20/3. 

Since then we have visited a myriad of secondary schools, girl schools, 2 orphanages and several women groups where we selected several Cup Ambassadors. Cup Ambassadors received a cup each and after 2 month (2 periods) these women will receive traing during our 2 day WonderCup seminar after which each Cup Ambassador will be given a 10-cup starter package, a T-shirt and menstrual cup instruction leaflets. 

So far we have reached thousands of women and young girls and it's just been a week. The welcoming has been tremendously rewarding and the eagerness of the women to try the cup overwhelming! 

More to come.. 

Scandinavian volunteers @ Diani beach to help spread the Kenyan WonderCup Awareness Campaign

Scandinavian volunteers @ Diani beach to help spread the Kenyan WonderCup Awareness Campaign

Diani beach  

WonderCup CEO Volker Bassen Talks to BBC

Selling giant clam shells to support menstruation charities

Volker Bassen is an entrepreneur living in Kenya, he's also an avid collector of giant clam shells. He then auctions them off around the world to support a variety of charitable projects back home. His latest success was selling one for $32,000 in the world's largest gem and mineral show in Tuscon, Arizona. This time the money is going to a new project - a factory to make menstrual cups for women.

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The clamshell that sold for 32.000U$D. It took the artist Professor Li Heng 6 month to carve. 

The clamshell that sold for 32.000U$D. It took the artist Professor Li Heng 6 month to carve.