Period Products
Photo Credit: The CORA Project

Planning a stroll or run anytime this month? For every km you run, you can help a girl get much-needed period products thanks to the CORA Project’s #RUNFORHER campaign.


South Africa (04 August, 2023) — Whether you’re a Gerda Steyn in training or simply someone who enjoys a good stroll around the neighbourhood, congratulations! You’re eligible to put those moves to even better use this month with the CORA Project’s #RUNFORHER campaign dedicated to giving underprivileged school girls period products and support.

Although access to period products should be the norm, it is something of a privilege for many women in South Africa. So, why not give something you’d already do a little more positive impact?

Not a marathon or set event, you can lend a move at any time during August, and every step you take will add up to a big difference.


For every kilometre you tackle, you’ll be pledging R15. You don’t need to be the fastest or the fittest; what counts most is your effort. Every ‘pledge’ will be updated via the CORA Project’s campaign on BackaBuddy, and all the funds will go to the female students; affording them period products and education on menstrual health.

There are also prizes on the cards when you share your moves on social media and spread the word to friends who are perfect for this cause.

About the CORA Project

During lockdown, two sisters (Aurora and Cleopatra Marcopoulous) dedicated themselves to what should be the norm—a South Africa where period poverty simply isn’t a thing. Led by women, the CORA Project was sparked by a desire to be the difference by bridging the gap between women who don’t have access to period essentials (including education about why bodies do what they do and what period poverty is) with people who can help.

Their efforts include rallying products, facilitating workshops as well as initiatives to fund products like accessories where 100% of the profits go to their anti-period poverty work.

They’ve even been spotlighted by Global Citizen!

To find out more about #RUNFORHER and the Cora Project, visit here.

Sources: The CORA Project; BackaBuddy
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