Uganda menstrual cup project tests novel distribution models

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More than 700 young women have, to date, registered to do community distribution work in return for a menstrual cup and a goat. This deal is just one innovative menstrual cup distribution model being tested by Innovation Fund recipient Womena.

In its first quarter, Womena has already managed to leverage, An additional EUR 2632 from NGO Viva con Aqua for menstrual health-related activities carried out by German NGO Welthungerhilfe (WHH).

Ruby Life Ltd donated 1,164 menstrual cups to Womena.

A bell-shaped, reusable cup made of medical grade silicone or a similar material, the menstrual cup offers
ecologically sound menstrual hygiene management in developing countries with limited access to affordable sanitary products. The Innovation Fund project has tested the following novel, women-centred distribution models.

Sixty-five promoters, community mobilizers and partner staff have been trained to date to sell menstrual cups in seven different locations in Uganda. Results for each model are currently being collated and will feed into a larger strategy for marketing methods.

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