Dr Jo Schlesinger – Family Physician, Cape Town

“Menstrual cups are ideal to empower young women in resource poor settings to be able to continue their education and work without period disruption. I highly endorse their use and distribution”

Our Programme

We give free Mcups and training to schoolgirls and women in impoverished communities.

We believe that menstrual cups are the optimal solution to menstrual health management (MHM), especially in poor settings. The Mcup Project produces Mcups in bulk and distributes them free via schools and NGOs.

Menstrual cups are the most cost-effective, convenient, comfortable, odourless, water-wise, environmentally friendly option, but uptake requires awareness, access, and effective training in a trust relationship.

Our project aims to

empower girls & women

in impoverished communities to manage their menstruation

with dignity.

Our Story

Glenda founded Mpower Menstrual Cups as a small business in 2008. Over 16 years it has developed a reputation for product excellence and positive impact. In 2022 the business was converted into a Non-profit Public Benefit Project by The New Moon Trust to give girls and women in impoverished communities access to this game-changing product.

Menstrual cups are what economists call a ‘merit good’. A merit good is regarded as a commodity or service that deserves public finance because although they are used privately, their private use confers wider benefits to society. Other merit goods include education and contraception. The Mcup Project aims to drive awareness, access and usage of menstrual cups for all menstruators.

Our Product

The MCup Menstrual Cup is a menstrual management solution for all women and girls.

The Mcup is a non-absorbant reusable barrier cup that collects menstrual blood. It comes in 2 sizes and is made from medically approved, 100% pure silicone (which means no impurities like colour) in an FDA certified factory in Cape Town, South Africa.

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We are currently undertaking a large scale pilot programme with 10 000 school girls in the Western Cape and 10 000 women by partnering with NGOs and grassroots organisations.