WIN targets SDGs 1, 3, and 4 through business and technology.

Status Quo & Solution

According to UNICEF, Niger has the highest rate of child marriage in the world. Poverty, level of education, and polygamy are believed to some of the reasons for the child marriage rates in Niger.  Marriage can serve as a means for financial gain.

We believe that by providing women and children with sustainable job/business opportunities we can change the financial outlook of entire communities. We have initiated two online boutiques that have funded numerous projects that help the people in Niger in the areas of healthcare, poverty, and education.

- Melissa Issa-Boube, Founder and Owner

Mena Marché

Mena Marché is an online marketplace that provides vendors in developing countries a portal into the global economy to increase their profit margins. By focusing on women, a marginalized population, we are able to impact familes., and communities by extension. Below is a video of the first vendor to sign onto the marketplace.

Mena Mode

Mena Mode is a clothing line founded by Melissa Issa-Boube in 2015. She began the clothing line by teaching herself to design and sew items. After garnering support online, she employed women in Niger to help meet the demand. This projects has helped create jobs for women, and as the brand grows, its impact on women continues to grow. Video:

Project for 2020

Last year, we gave 26 girls enough tampons and pads for three months. This year, we are opting for a more sustainable option. We are currently fundraising for menstrual cups instead of disposable products. Menastrual cups can last up to 10 years. While in Niger, we noticed how difficult it is to find a disposal bin. However, with a menstrual cup, women can change it every 12 hours. We have currently purchased enough cups for 102 girls. We hope to partner with companies to increase access to sustainable menstrual products for women in Niger.

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Projects 2019!

Mosquito Nets

WIN partnered with JCI Niamey Elite to help donate more than 200 mosquito nets in the village of Sansane-Haoussa. We provided education about malaria and the dangers of the disease for children between ages 3-5.

Mosquito Nets

WIN partnered with JCI Niamey Elite to help donate more than 200 mosquito nets in the village of Sansane-Haoussa. We provided education about malaria and the dangers of the disease for children between ages 3-5.

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School Supplies

We created back to school packages with pencils, pens, erasers, chalkboards, chalk, colored pencils, and more. We gave every student at Orphelinat Le Bon Sumaritan school supplies. We also gave packages, donated backpacks, clothes, and shoes to many students in Bukoki. We helped over 195 students pepare for their return to school.

School Supplies

We created back to school packages with pencils, pens, erasers, chalkboards, chalk, colored pencils, and more.
We gave every student at Orphelinat Le Bon Sumaritan school supplies. We also gave packages, donated backpacks, clothes, and shoes to many students in Bukoki. We helped over 195 students pepare for their return to school. Our next donation of school supplies will include bookbags for each student.

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Feminine Hygiene

WIN provided education about the reasons for stomach cramps, how frequently to change tampons, and proper disposal of the sanitary products. We created enough 2 month supply packages for 26 girls. In our next donation, we plan to introduce menstrual cups as a more sustainable option to tackle period poverty in Niger.

Feminine Hygiene

WIN created mentrual packages with pads, tampons, and pantiliners for of-age school girls. We provided education about the reasons for stomach cramps, how frequently to change tampons, and proper disposal of the sanitary products. We also donated enough santiary napkins and tampons for 2 months. In our next donation, we plan to introduce menstrual cups as a more sustainable option to tackle period poverty in Niger.

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The Ambulance

Sansane-Haoussa is a village located about 1 hour from Niamey. Sansane Haoussa relied on the abulance from Tillabéri to transport patients to Niamey becasue their are no permanent doctors in the village. WIN helped to repair the ambulance to working condition so that patients from Sansane-Haoussa can have reliable transportation for healthcare emergencies. This project was special because everyone in the village will benefit.

The Ambulance

Sansane-Haoussa is a village located about 1 hour from Niamey. Sansane Haoussa relied on the abulance from Tillabéri to transport patients to Niamey becasue their are no permanent doctors in the village. WIN helped to repair the ambulance to working condition so that patients from Sansane-Haoussa can have reliable transportation for healthcare emergencies.

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