Saalt funds projects that educate and provide sustainable menstrual solutions to women around the world.
At the beginning of the pandemic, when everyone was panic-buying toilet paper and diapers, I told a girlfriend that I was relieved to own a menstrual cup. It was one less thing to worry about, knowing I didn't have to stockpile tampons or pads for an unknown length of time because I already owned a single tiny cup that would do the job for me (almost) indefinitely.
这是我第一次认真地思考，居住在卫生棉条和垫子供应的世界中有多可怕，在哪里不available in every store at reasonable prices. And yet, this is a reality faced by millions of women worldwide, even when they're not enduring a pandemic.
I've written before aboutwhy I love my menstrual cupso much – how it allows me to go longer between changes, exercise normally, sleep comfortably, spend less money, and generate far less waste – but this pandemic has really highlighted for me thestability月经杯可以add to a woman's life，特别是当世界各地的女性已经携带贫穷，努力，有限的教育和筹集大家庭的巨大负担。
In honor ofMenstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated globally on May 28, I'd like to highlight the tremendous outreach work done bySaalt, maker of menstrual cups, that truly understands how owning a small cup can make a difference in a woman's life.
Saalt was founded by Cherie Hoeger, an entrepreneur and mother of five daughters. She came up with the idea for her company after a phone conversation with an aunt in Venezuela, who was lamenting the lack of period supplies for her own daughters. Cherie "immediately thought of... what she would do if she found herself in the same situation. The dependence she and others had on disposables kept her up at night." She started buying reusable menstrual pads and eventually transitioned to designing her ideal menstrual cup, which went through thirteen versions until reaching its final design, launched in February 2018.
Saalt stands out from other menstrual cup makers because of its commitment to women in need of better menstrual care. According to a press release, an estimated 500 million women worldwide lack adequate facilities for menstrual hygiene management and 2.4 billion don't have clean toilets. Saalt donates 2 percent of its revenue to aid menstrual health, education, and sustainability in South America, Africa, and Asia, which has a profound and positive effect on the lives of young girls and women:
So, if you have not yet purchased a menstrual cup or are in need of a replacement, Saalt sounds like a great company to support. (Note: I do not own a Saalt cup myself, but I am sufficiently impressed by their business model to know that I'll be supporting them when the time comes to replace my Diva cup.)