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 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 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:
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