KUROS is a socially impact brand from Austin, Texas focused on enhancing the safety and mobility of women around the world. We sell ethically made products to fund the distribution of pepper spray to women in our global network. Our mission is to give women in developing countries a fighting chance at protecting themselves from assault and living their fullest life without fear.
WHAT WE DO?
KUROS offers free pepper spray & training to women in developing countries as a self defense option against rape and assault. We partnered with one of the best pepper spray manufacturer in the world to supply our pepper spray, and many of the free cans that we distribute are the same formula that is carried by American police departments.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
Up to 70% of women around the world experience violence in their lifetime*, potentially even more in developing nations. In many of these areas there are no recorded statistics because crimes like assault and rape go unreported. KUROS believes that everyone has the right to defend themselves from such attacks; but more than that, we have seen that giving someone the ability to defend themselves can not only save their life, but it can have huge a impact on their life outlook and self confidence level.
HOW DO WE DISTRIBUTE PEPPER SPRAY TO WOMEN IN NEED?
KUROS partners with recognized and established organizations around the world to ensure that our pepper spray donations gets into the hands of women who need it. We work closely with our partners to ensure that the pepper spray is not only distributed correctly but also safely as well; training our partners how to organize distribution events and provide training on the correct and safe usage of pepper spray.
HOW CAN WE GIVE AWAY PEPPER SPRAY FOR FREE?
KUROS produces ethical products around the world. With every KUROS product sold, we are able to give a free pepper spray to a woman in need.
WHY PEPPER SPRAY?
Pepper Spray is widely regarded as one of the most effective non-lethal self defensive measures available. It is extremely easy to use, requires minimal training, and is capable of stopping multiple attackers of any size, without causing lasting physical damage. This is why police and military around the world use pepper spray.When sprayed into the face of an attacker, pepper spray affects the eyes and mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, causing rapid swelling of the membranes and forcing the eyes to shut. Pepper spray is an inflammatory agent and not an irritant, meaning that it is still effective on those who may have a high pain tolerance or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It’s effects begin to wear off anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour after exposure, allowing more than enough time to get away from an attacker or a group of them.
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