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What If

Every woman and girl on the planet had a safe and effective way to manage her period?

With over 100 million girls lacking access to adequate menstrual products around the globe—causing them to miss schooldays during their period which can often lead to dropping out by the age of 14.

We want to turn “what if” into reality.

How? For every month’s supply of Cora you receive we give a month’s supply of sustainable pads to a girl in a developing country so she can do anything during her period.

A sustainable solution to the global period crisis.

Lots of people ask us if the products we give to girls in India are the same as the ones we sell.

Nope—we give something better.

Instead of sending products abroad—which can undermine the local economy—we partner with social enterprise organizations globally that are revolutionizing period management. Our shared goal: to empower women and girls in need.

Periods in India

355 million Indian women and girls menstruate on a monthly basis. However:

  • Only 12% have access to sanitary napkins
  • 200 million have a poor understanding of menstrual hygiene and related healthcare
  • One in four Indian girls drops out of school when she gets her period

Pads with Purpose

We’ve partnered with some of the leading organizations in the global movement for accessible menstrual hygiene products within developing communities. Every sanitary pad is all-natural, sustainable and biodegradable, plus they’re produced in small-scale manufacturing units in rural villages and urban slums to support the local economy and employ the women who live there.

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How Our Giving Works

YOU get your supply of Cora.

WE add up our month’s total sales—then buy the equivalent supply of sustainable pads from our local partners in India.

A COMMUNITY sets up small-scale manufacturing units to produce the pads.

LOCAL WOMEN are employed and paid a living wage.

WOMEN’S HEALTH education—including reproductive and menstrual wellness—is provided to empower employees (and their daughters).

THE PADS we’ve purchased are distributed to girls in local schools who otherwise couldn’t access or afford them.



Due to cultural taboos about menstrual blood, many women feel embarrassed to wash a used cloth in public washing areas, which is the way washing is typically done in the communities where we give. Furthermore, many don’t have soap to make their washing fully hygienic. If washing is done in open water, such as streams or ponds, the bacteria in the water contaminates the cloth. Women then dry damp cloths inside (again, due to the taboo of menstrual blood), often under their beds or in other hidden places where the cloth can’t dry completely or benefit from the anti-bacterial power of sunlight. Consequently, women will wear a damp cloth that is irritating and a breeding ground for bacteria, putting them at risk for vaginal infections that are difficult to treat.


In the communities where we give, it is taboo for women to insert anything into their bodies. For some in Africa, it is because they have undergone female genital cutting, making insertion incredibly painful. For others, their virginity is highly prized, so inserting products makes them fearful of jeopardizing their chances of marriage in the future.

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