The female body undergoes incomparable issues, giving them plenty of stigma for their hormones, menstruation, and misunderstood PMS. Like every woman, Mikaela Ingram was far from peace with her period, putting products inside her body that she believed would help her, only to learn that they were doing more harm. Although she was not alone in her situation, Mikaela discovered that 500 million were dealing with a worse issue —period poverty. So, looking to help them resolve their problems, she created Divine Drops.
Divine Drops is a brand that strives to reconnect women back to their cycle and body through understanding, building a global community of women and sustainable products that will support them and last. A registered nurse, Mikaela decided to travel the globe to find a solution to her menstrual problem. She found herself backpacking through Asia, but it wasn’t until she wound up in the Philippines that Mikaela’s life would change forever.
A volunteer for a non-profit, she befriended a group of women and talked about the “tough and awkward topic” of their menstruation. Mikaela found that while she was fortunate to have a menstrual cup, the other women used old rags, leaves, their own clothing, and even dried excrement out of pure urgency.
“I felt their pain, shame, confusion, and even sadness in that moment,” Mikaela revealed, “I thought to myself, “I had to work so hard to make peace with my period, and I had everything I needed and wanted to manage it.” It broke me to sit there with those girls with nothing to give but an ear to listen and a heart that really cared.”
The experience drove Mikaela to develop a solution with what she was already using —a menstrual cup and period panties. She developed the non-profit Divine Drops to support up to six women with every purchase. The company has produced the smallest menstrual cup on the market with plans to utilize women worldwide who want to do good without spending a lot of time doing so. “We want women to feel empowered to connect Divine Drops resources to the women in need in their community.”
Divine Drops approaches the issue with a big heart. With her background in a working family farm in North Carolina, founder Mikaela Ingram has developed a habit of thinking outside the box for solutions to an issue that has been circulating for centuries. Although there are other social impact companies like Toms, Divine Drops strives to go all the way into the issue and fix it from the root. Mikaela and her team do not give one for one but instead donate all its profits to benefit women globally.
Although the company is still new, Mikaela Ingram is optimistic about the success of her mission as she foresees Divine Drops in the frontlines of countries with similar issues. The company plans to start a program in the Native American community in the United States and build an online community of women with hormonal resources and support. In addition, Mikaela foresees Divine Drops donating a million products that will change the cycle of women globally.
Learn more about Divine Drops by visiting their official website.