Who is my Wā Cup Helping?
Good question. In fact, that question is why we started.
Each cup we sell subsidises one for those of us who need them the most. Our subsidy partners deliver Wā Cups with education, ensuring they are going right where they are needed, and wanted.
We’ve partnered with student associations across Aotearoa, subsidising Wā Cups for university students. They may seem like a privileged lot, but we found out that 1 in 3 had skipped class at some point due to not having access to menstrual products. 1 in 2 had blocked their periods for financial reasons. Many spent less on food in order to afford menstrual products.
" no one should miss out just because they were born with a mighty pair of ovaries"
We also partner with schools across the motu (country), enabling thousands more students access to subsidised Wā Cups. We can either set you up so students order off our website, or do a bulk order for students who are in need at your school.
With your help, we also donate cups to our impact partners across Aotearoa.
Health Collectives we Support with Free Donated Wā Cups
High quality menstrual cups are only part of the solution. In late 2019 we co-presented a petition to the NZ Government, with other friends in our sector, asking for a step-wise, holistic, sustainable, government lead approach to period poverty and menstrual education.
Above: Olie of Wā Collective with Dignity, Nest Consulting, The Period Place presenting our petition to Members of Parliament
Do you know of a community group that could benefit from us? Please sync up with email@example.com and we’ll see how we can flow your way.