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The Cuplings Foundation is a registered South African based menstrual health awareness foundation (NPC) that provides specially made Menstrual Cup Kits for women and children across Africa who need them most.


Founded and lead by a group of experienced, passionate and qualified women from diverse backgrounds. We are focused on ensuring that the women and children in Africa who need help the most, never have to worry about buying sanitary products again.

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Farah Abdulla

- Managing Director

Farah Abdulla has been in the Education Industry for 10 years as an Early Years Foundation Teacher. In addition she is a Speech and Language Specialist, as well as a Special Educational Needs Practitioner. Further qualified in Naturopathic Medicine as a Holistic Nutritionist, she is a Member of the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA), Complementary Therapists Accredited Association (CTAA), and International College of Holistic Medicine (ICHM).

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Gladys Molope

- Training and Development

Gladys Molope has been a teacher for 15yrs. She owned a computer training center, which catered for local schools. She later joined the mining industry and is a qualified auditor with experience working as a quality assurer and an internal auditor. She has also worked as a training material developer and is currently working as Human Resource Development Officer in charge of Social and Labour Plan for one of the largest mining houses in Africa.


Anne Trusler

- Legal Advisor

Anne Trusler has been an attorney for almost 40 years. She is also a Social & Impact Entrepreneur and has been a student of the More To Life programme for 22 years and she facilitates personal development and leadership programmes using More To Life practices. She is an accredited Enneagram coach.


We want to give every woman the gift of "PERIOD FREEDOM" while providing holistic menstrual health education. This is what we at Cuplings call our "PERIOD FREEDOM" Initiative.


The aim is to educate women and children on menstrual health, the effects it has on our personal health and the environment around us, while trying to ensure that every woman and child we interact with never has to worry about spending money on buying sanitary products for atleast 10 years.


Melanie Fricker

- Childcare Specialist & Psychologist

Melanie is an early years Foundation Teacher with an extensive background in HR, as well as specializing in Etiquette and deportment. She has worked closely with the Miss Universe organization and has hosted corporate workshops for front office and support staff. With a passion for children she is in her element when teaching.


Kgomotso Kekana

– Workshop &

Training Coordinator

Kgomotso is a qualified computer teacher with extensive experience teaching school children. Kgomotso worked for a computer training company for over 8 years providing computer training to local schools in the North West. She also has experience working as a social worker on numerous projects throughout the last 10 years.


Janet Fricker

- Childcare Specialist

& Advisor

Trained as a Nursery School Teacher and Nanny. She holds an N.N.E.B and Child Care Diploma. Worked as a Staff Nurse, a Nanny and a Medical Receptionist in a private practice. Founded and ran a well renowned Preschool in Gaborone Botswana for over 40 years. Co-founder of the Day Care Association for Nursery schools in Botswana, which paved the way for legislation of rules and regulations for the running of Day Cares and Preschools. 


Nthati Moshesh

- South African Ambassador

Nthati is a Multi-award winning South African film, tv and theatre actress. Her acting roles are seen on M-Net, Netflix, Showmax, SABC, ETV, Mzansi Magic and ITV. Among winning multiple SAFTA awards, Nthati won a Canadian Gemini Award for her role in Human Cargo, in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series. Nthati is very proud of her work and the fact that is has inspired others.


Harriet Manamela

- South African Ambassador

Best known for her starring role as Meike Maputla in SABC1’s youth soapie ‘Skeem Saam’, Harriet is a well-known multi-award winning South African actress. From childhood, her dream was to be an actress, and after matriculating from St. Anthony's Centre in Boksburg, she went and made her dream a reality. Harriet is passionate about Arts, Culture and the upliftment of the girl and boy child. She is a motivational speaker, volunteers in shelters for children and elders,

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Emma Wareus

- Botswana Ambassador

Emma is Former Miss Botswana 2010, Former Miss World Africa 2010 and a Former Miss World First Princess 2010. She has done incredible work throughout Africa and has always had a passion for uplifting her local communities. Over the last decade, Emma has worked with Heineken on their sales team, ran a malaria program with The Clinton Foundation, and represented Botswana on multiple international platforms to drive trade and commerce.

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Our Vision at Cuplings is to help create


throughout the entire African Continent.

We all recognise that menstruation is a natural part of the female body, which is why at Cuplings, we recognise the need in Africa for a more affordable, eco-friendly, sustainable solution to helping women and young girls deal with their monthly cycle. 


Our vision is to see every women and school girl In Africa who don't have access to sanitary products not have to worry about having access to sanitary products, because they have "Period Freedom"


As we grow, we are constantly aligning our actions to serve our vision. Which is why we have the

"Period Freedom" Initiative

as well as amazing programs which work with non-profit organizations and Corporates to expand our

"Period Freedom" Footprint in Africa. 




Our Core Mission is to ensure that every woman and school girl in Africa who does not have access to menstrual health products, recieves their own menstrual cup kit, giving them "Period Freedom" for the next 10 years. 

Contact us to learn more about our Initiative and our work with other organisations, institutions and corporations. 

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how you can help us provide


in Africa.




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