Our partners are one of a kind program, our joint goal is a long-term positive effect in the lives of girls and women.
Together we ensure that the program participants enjoy the full benefits of Ruby Cup and 10 years of worry-free periods.
Our sustainability guidelines
- Educational workshop. We teach the new users about reproductive health, menstrual care and how to use Ruby Cup. Men and women make better decisions about their bodies.
- Sustained support. New users are more likely to need help and support during the first few cycles of using Ruby Cup. We make sure that we have an experienced user.
- Access to water. To use Ruby Cup safely, the user must have access to enough water to wash her hands and ruby cups for 5 minutes in between periods. We always check that the right facilities are in place.
Our amazing donation partners:
When we first met Golda Ayodo Obera in 2012, we were swept away by passion and commitment to empower girls and women in their community. Golda founded Golden Girls Foundation (GGF) together with her husband Ben with the vision of empowering women and creating socio-economically sustainable communities. Their motto is "empower the girl for a better society" with a number of projects that include water programs, women's empowerment centers, literacy clubs and of course, menstrual hygiene.
GGF has been our strategic donation partner in Western Kenya since 2013. They are distributing thousands of ruby cups through their holistic training programs.
We met Sabrina Rubli and Ella Marinic, founders of Femme International in April 2013. They wanted to buy a small amount of Ruby Cups in Mathare, Nairobi and are now one of our main donation partners. We partnered with Femme International in September 2014 and distributed Femme Kits that include Ruby Cup in both Kenya and Tanzania.
We share Femme International's enthusiasm for sustainable periods and their holistic approach. They put high importance on the topic of health and hygiene as a tool to empower girls and support them to stay in school and achieve an education.
Womena has written one of the first reports on the acceptability of menstrual cups, in collaboration with the Red Cross Society in Uganda in December 2012. Ruby Cup donated the cups for the study and then worked with the founder Marianne Tellier and the Women's team on a number of distribution programs in Uganda.
Women's researches on reproductive health are systematically applied and supported by evidence-based, effective, reproductive health technologies and innovative solutions. They are experts on designing menstrual cup intervention programs and we will discuss their goals and offer them when they come to reproductive health and menstrual hygiene.