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 would otherwise struggle to have access to menstrual products.  Additionally, your donations allow us to provide free Wā Cups for Kiwis. 

Our impact partners deliver Wā Cups with education, ensuring they are going right where they are needed, and wanted.  

In 2017 our impact was primarily in the tertiary education sector - upon researching to find 1 in 3 students had skipped class at some point due to not having access to menstrual products, while 1 in 2 had blocked their periods for financial reasons. Many spent less on food in order
to afford menstrual products.

But period poverty is community wide, it always was. We now serve all Kiwis and reach our communities through the organisations we've partnered with, below. If you could benefit from a free or subsidised Wā Cup yourself, please contact your nearest provider, below. 

Click here to donate a Wā Cup and learn more 

Organisations and Schools We Support 




"No one should miss out just because they were born with a mighty pair of ovaries" 

University student in need of a subsidised cup? Flow this way

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.
In 2021, the govt. allocated $2.6 million to get free disposable menstrual products into kura & schools in NZ. It's not systemic change nor long term in approach, but it's a fantastic start. 

Parliament petition Wā Collective and collaborators for ending period poverty
Above: Olie of Wā Collective with Dignity, Nest Consulting, The Period Place
presenting our petition to Members of Parliament 

Do you know of, or are you a community group that could benefit from our mahi / work? Please sync up with 
crew@wacollective.org.nz and we’ll see how we can flow your way.