We believe that menstruation matters.

Establishing a network to bring menstrual cups to the Dakar region in Senegal.

A project to learn and understand the feminine hygiene practices in Dakar, Senegal. To raise awareness about feminine hygiene management and make it a priority for women of all ages.

Motivation

Dakar, Senegal

The Dakar Region, with a population of 3.14 million, is the smallest yet the most populated and developed Region of Senegal. A market analysis in this region will unveil the readiness of the Senegalese feminine hygiene market in the adoption of menstrual cups. The results of our project are a crucial step towards the launch of menstrual cup use in this region in the future.

Senegalese women experience social and economic constraints due to limited access to menstrual hygiene products.

As a result, a variety of unconventional and unhygienic products are used besides sanitation pads and tampons. The inappropriate use of feminine hygienic products has shown to result in the development of bacterial infections.

Solution

Why the Menstrual Cup is such a fantastic tool

Currently, there is no conclusive study that addresses the adaptability of menstrual cup usage in Dakar, Senegal. A menstrual cup has health, environmental and economic benefits if successfully adopted. The cup also offers more comfort and convenience to women as it needs to be changed less frequently than other conventional products. It can be retained for up to 8 hours at a time.

 

Menstrual Cups benefit every woman & region

The project aims to test the adaptability of women in Dakar, Senegal to a more economic, practical and environmentally friendly alternative to the menstrual hygiene products already available. We believe that these alternatives ought to be available to every woman no matter where they are.

The Project

Promoting
Feminine Hygiene

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2 weeks ago

🌴🌞Entre 2 ateliers, nos deux globe-trotteuses, Clémence et Pauline, ont quand même réussi à profiter des beaux paysages du Sénégal notamment : la magnifique plage de Saly!! 🌊🐚
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2 weeks ago

💡Awareness of menstrual hygiene

The goal of the project Cup It Up! is to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene and promote the use of sustainable periodic protections like the menstrual ... See more

2 weeks ago

🐟🌞 M'Bour's fish market!

M'Bour is a town located in the west of Senegal, on the Petite-Côte (little coast) 🌊🌴, about 80 km from Dakar. The main activities of the city are mining, ... See more

3 weeks ago

👭🇸🇳 Clémence and Pauline arrived in M'Bour in Senegal! After a long trip by plane to Dakar, they joined M'Bour by car. They are currently being pampered by the family who welcomes them ... See more

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