- One menstrual cup costs only US$10 and it lasts 10 years!
Prior to 2021, CouldYou? partnered with other menstrual cup manufacturing companies to distribute the menstrual cup and provide health education to vulnerable girls.
In 2021, CouldYou? acquired our own CouldYou? Cup mold and began manufacturing at an ISO certfied facility in the United States, and it is 100% medical-grade silicone.
We distribute the CouldYou? menstrual cup to marginalized girls around the world; it is the safest, most economically and environmentally friendly choice for managing one’s period.
“A PERIOD SHOULD END A SENTENCE, NOT A GIRL’S EDUCATION”
- The menstrual cup does not absorb the body’s natural defense mechanisms, rather it allows the body to continue its essential cleansing and protective functions.
- The medical grade silicon menstrual cups contain no bleaches, deodorizers, absorbency gels or pesticides. They do not cause irritation and are perfectly suitable for women with sensitive skin or allergies.
- Menstrual cups are comfortable, odorless and leak-proof, and do not have to be removed when using the bathroom.
- Girls can safely wear them for up to 12 hours without having to change them.
- The average woman throws away around 240 tampons per year. Unlike pads and tampons, menstrual cups are reusable, eliminating ALL waste and the need to carry bulky spares.
“You have to experiment to know the true meaning of the benefit of using the collector. Today, it is difficult to imagine a happier menstrual period.”
“Once I met the collector (CouldYou? Cup), I realized my real independence. Today I perform all my activities without any problems.”
Thank you for the CouldYou? Cup, I feel free!
We know that just distributing the cup is not enough; if it’s not accompanied by education then no one will use them and no progress will be made towards a solution. So, what we do when introducing the cup to a new community is:
- For the whole community, where we introduce the cup and its benefits, as well as address any and all questions and concerns that they may have.
- Because menstruation and menstrual health isn’t just a women’s issue and we need to stop treating it as such
- Our local representatives tailor the elements of these classes based on the needs of the individual communities.
LEARNING & ADAPTING
After being told by our local representatives in Ghana that in rural parts of the country there was a need for consent education, we adapted our classes to add a consent component to these outreaches. Teaching boys and girls the values of self-love and respect.
Furthermore, we create jobs in the communities where we do our work. We employ marginalized women to sew the cotton pouches that each bag is distributed in. Some of the groups we employ are:
CouldYou? is a New York-based
501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to curating, proving and scaling solutions to poverty.
Together we can end period poverty by 2030
Registration Number: 3018179390
FDA Owner Operator Number: 10081087
California Medical Device Manufacturing License Number: 113441