Huffington Post Online article entitled How Menstrual Cups Are Changing Lives in East Africa.
It is a fantastic idea. A cheap, easy to use device that vastly improves women's health and ability to work and get an education.
This project is a great example of a feminist enterprise that addresses several areas of women's empowerment:
Reproductive Empowerment: The use of menstrual cups reduces the risk of infections in a woman's reproductive system which has the potential cause reproductive complications and affects a woman's overall health.
Intellectual Empowerment: By not having to miss school when they are menstruating, young women in East Africa now have fewer obstacles to completing their education.
Environmental Empowerment: Reusable menstrual cups are less polluting than disposable products that also cost more.