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Can you imagine being discriminated against, even experiencing violence, simply be-cause you're on your period? Sadly, this is still happening in many different parts of the world: women and girls faced with adversity related to their menstrual hygiene.

This positive step towards change will affect entire communities and ensure that future generations have the chance to make a difference for the better.

Our goal is to be a part of this positive change by making sure that girls and women EVERYWHERE have a healthy, sustainable and affordable option for period products. We work with locals, and our aim is to achieve positive, long-term impacts.

The Cup -project – Kenya

The Cup project started in 2015 in Kibera, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi, Kenya. The Cup educates girls, helps them with their changing bodies and provides them with a menstrual cup. The project consists of four one hour sessions where girls get sexual and health education, and they can ask whatever questions they have in mind. The biggest problem for school girls in Kenya is the lack of proper sanitary protection. Most girls miss one week per every month because of their periods, and eventually they will drop out from school earlier than boys. Together with The Cup Foundation, Lunette wants to change this! We want to keep girls in school and teach them how to understand and respect their own bodies better.

Positive Change

Since the project, the lives of thousands of girls have been changed. After the program, the girls who participated in this project no longer miss school due to their periods. They also now have access to reliable information about issues related to sexual health and menstruation. Since working with The Cup, we have continued to see success and have cooperated further.

Yennenga progress –Burkina Faso

Lunette started cooperating with the Swedish Yennenga Progress in 2014. Yennenga Progress launched a project to educate the school girls in Burkina Faso, and Lunette provided menstrual cups for everyone. Yennenga staff members educated the girls about cup use and cleaning, and made sure that their schools could offer them a hygienic place to empty and sanitize the cup. Due to the success Lunette and Yennenga Progress had, they have continued their cooperation ever since.

MHM Menstrual Hygiene Management

Lunette Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) package includes the cup, participatory training, and indicators for following the impact of the tool. The training is provided by a local civil society organization in partnership with Lunette. The training is based on customer’s needs and can include modules related to reproductive health, hygiene, HIV, and human rights.

MHM-package is a tool for development organizations to achieve:

  • Gender equality
  • Improved attendance in school or work
  • Better understanding of reproductive health and rights
  • Improved sanitation
  • Savings for women and girls
  • Waste reduction

The Place

The Lunette menstrual cup is produced in Finland (known for its beautiful nature) in an office powered by renewable energy. If the menstrual cup has taught us anything, it’s that the smallest habits can make a big different. So we’re active in recycling and keeping an eye on any waste.

The Products

The Lunette menstrual cup itself is a big high five to the environment. Reusable, long-lasting and producing zero waste for years on end.

The Packaging

The packaging your Lunette menstrual cup comes in uses recycled materials. Reusability is kind of our thing, so we know the importance of recycling where we can.

The People

Your Lunette menstrual cup is packed in Finland by a company called Titry. Titry offers employment to people who might otherwise have difficulties getting a job (a mission we just love).

Consent (2017):

Project Consent began as a simple statement to open up discussion of a consent-based culture – as opposed to a culture where rape victims are stigmatized and sexual assault is swept under the rug. Lunette Menstrual Cup helped foster this discussion by donating 10% of their US online store profits from March 15th-22nd, so that Project Consent could continue their mission.

Skid Row Carnival of Love (2017):

This past winter we participated in the Skid Row Carnival of Love, a celebration of love where we helped to make sure that underprivileged girls and women had access to period care products.

Lunette and Thinx (2016):

Lunette and Thinx teamed up to provide menstrual cups and Thinx underwear to homeless women in New York. Lunette and Thinx wanted to provide women with the necessary essentials to help them have easier and safer periods.

Lunette and Every Month project (2016):

100 women in Manchester,UK were given a menstrual cup!

Lunette and The Red Pump project (Christmas 2014):

The goal was to open discussion about the effects of HIV and AIDS on women and young girls and to educate them about sexual health. During our campaign, Lunette donated 10% of sales in the United States to support The Red Pump Project.

Other projects:

Red Cross Finland 2017 Cups and knowledge to refugee centers

Seikkailijattaret.fi Latin America 2016 Bicycling tour

Aktiivinen synnytys ry Finland 2016 Cups and support to the organisation 

eXXpedition Amazon 2016 Sail trip on Amazon

Lava Mae USA 2014 Cups and 10% from sales to support work with homeless women 

Women’s Empowering Radio Uganda 2014 Cups and education

Kate Brooks Kenya 2012- Cups and education

Polku laulujen maahan Karelia 2011 

World Vision Finland 2010 Washable pads and education in Kenya, Sook

Are you as determined as we are to change attitudes and prejudices and be a part of the positive change that is happening in the world right now? Let us know your ideas!