We recently decided to join the Changemakers Project program in the hopes of receiving funding for menstrual cups and mentorship. So far, we have looked through the main skills part of the programme. This meant learning about the 5 stages of design thinking (Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test). Because we already have many year’s worth of Focus Group work, we backtracked and applied our existing evolution to this framework. Surprisingly, this helped us realise the need for girls’ underwear, therefore making us see opportunities for action we hadn’t before. However, it now seems we cannot access funding for our original plan. This is because the Changemakers Project does not want to fund the distribution of goods, but rather a service.