We empower women and girls and protect the environment by raising awareness about menstrual cups and making them more widely available.
Our mission is to make it easier for women and girls across the world to live, work, and study with dignity, comfort, and confidence, whilst also protecting the planet by reducing the number of disposable menstrual products in use.
We do this by providing menstrual education, busting taboos, and promoting menstrual cups far and wide!
We want to see a world where all women and girls, regardless of where they live or their economic status, have access to sustainable menstrual products.
Why our work is important
It’s an outrage that millions of women and girls in the world’s poorest communities are prevented from participating fully in society because of their period. We believe that raising awareness about menstrual cups and making them more widely available, will benefit everyone in our communities.
Make a donation
Click here if you'd like to support our work by making a donation.
Learn more about cups
Cups are a fantastic innovation and one of the greatest unsung inventions of the 20th century! They are an ingenious alternative to pads, tampons, or other menstrual products. Crucially – they can be reused for up to 10 years!
Our work around the world
We currently have operations in Kenya and Malawi with ambitions to expand to other African countries and across the world. We provide information and awareness training about cups, and distribute them through well established local partner organisations that are trusted and respected by the communities we serve.
Buy from our shop
You can buy a range of cups and sterilisers from The Cup Effect shop. We are a not-for-profit, so your purchase will support our work in the low-income communities we serve.
How to get involved
There are lots of ways to get involved; tell your network about The Cup Effect, invite us to speak at your event, buy a cup, make a donation, offer your skills... click here to find more ways to support us and our work.