Interview with Ruby Cup promoter Rachael

Do you want to go to uni now that you have finished secondary school?
I am waiting to get results from secondary school exams and then I can see if I can go to uni. But I am expecting good results and am positive that I will get accepted.

What do you want to study?
Community development and social work. I want to work in Mathare community for NGOs and CBOs because I like working with the community. And I have been working with it previously.

So now you work for Ruby Cup. What do you like about it?
I love the product itself because it makes an impact for so many girls. Past years when I worked for the community, I saw that so many girls struggled because they could not afford pads. I like the product because it empowers girls and women mostly in informal settlements.

You are a Ruby Cup promoter and you train other promoters? So you are basically already a manager. How do you like that role?
Yes, I have trained even the other promoters and also girls in Mathare about Ruby Cup since last year. I love teaching and training them do promotions. I like training them so they can do it for themselves and not rely on other people.

 

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When you talk to Ruby Cup potential customers, what are the most frequent questions they ask?
Most ask if I have used it myself and if it is hygienic and how much it costs.

After you explain to them what is the reaction?
Then they become more interested and ask where they can get it and if they don´t have money, they will save to be able to afford it.

If you would continue for Ruby Cup, what would your dream position be like?
Working on the ground, in the field and teaching girls about Ruby Cup and also how they can use it and ask other people to sponsor Ruby Cup for girls living in informal settlements. Because my friend Cecilia bought one for me and I would like other girls to do the same for girls in Mathare. I want to give back to my community and make a positive impact on other peoples’ lives.

 

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