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. 

Still Not Enough?

Still Not Enough?

During this campaign we are aiming to raise $80,000 and here’s why. Right now we are running pilot programs with our local partners in Medillin, Accra, and Nairobi. What we found out is more women want WonderCups and need the reproductive health training which helps to destigmatize menstruation in areas where it is still considered quite a taboo subject. By raising this money we will be able to scale the programs across each country targeting the areas where an affordable menstrual hygiene solution is most need.