At present there are approximately 1,300 female prisoners in Zambia. It is notoriously well known that women in prisons are particularly vulnerable to gender issues, abuse and lack of adequate sanitation and menstrual products. The Prison Service does not regularly provide inmates with basic necessities, including soap, toothpaste, sanitary pads, and laundry detergent, and women […]
March 9th 2019 We drove 7 hours to deliver a menstrual health talk to the lovely girls of Chinyunyu Secondary School. It was so nice to see that even girls who have just began menstruation understand the benefits of using a cup! Below is a link showing a video of pictures from the visit on […]
February 13th 2019 We spent a rainy morning on one of the Goldstones farms. The women were quick to see the benefits of the Talula cup with the usual Zambian sense of humor. Such a pleasure meeting and chatting to these women.
May 26th 2018 Our team went on a lovely visit to Mount Isabelle Farm in Mkushi.While the women were so excited with the Talula cup some of them were concerned that their men wouldn’t understand the concept of the cup. We were able to talk to some of the husbands separately about the benefits and […]
Mkushi, Zambia, September 08, 2017: With an objective of allowing the rural women of Zambia to experience the highest level of personal hygiene during their periods and to positively change the way the women manage their menstruation, Alice Fircks of Druadan Estate in Mkushi, launches the Talula Cup project which is designed to improve […]
Most people including women, find talking about menstruation uncomfortable. From an early age we get the message that our periods are shameful, dirty, embarrassing. Something to keep quiet about, a private matter, to be endured without complaint or announcement. Taboo or not, it is still a subject that needs addressing especially given that every girl […]
Founder of Talula – Alice Fircks lives and works on a farm in Northern Zambia. Originally from the UK, she moved to Zimbabwe in 1992, where her husband took up farming. Alice has always been involved with the farm and consequently the communities living on the farms. She has set up women’s groups, health […]