WIN is the Women’s Initiative in Niger. The project began after our founder, Melissa Issa-Boube, attended the Clinton Global Initiative University conference in 2017. She was able to meet other trailblazers and refine the paramaters of the project. WIN aims to end poverty in Niger through business and technology. Poverty, lack of healthcare, and poor education disproprotionally affects women in developping areas. WIN is commited to tackeling sustainable development goals 1, 3, and 4 amoung women in Niger. WIN has created job opportunities for women,How can I help?
Upon traveling to Niger, our founder noticed various issues in Niger pertaining to SDGs 1, 3, and 4. For example, there is an unfair ratio of male to female entrepreneurs at the Grande Marche. Male sellers out numbered the women 15 to 1. Unsurprisingly, many of the items they sold were actually created by women. Through the WIN initiative, we have created an online marketplace where buyers from the whole world can purchase directly from the female artisans. Artisans no longer have to leave the comfort of their homes to sell their creationsd. In addition, they will have acces to the global economy and higher profit margins.Mena Marche
Founder and Owner of Mena Mode, <a href=”http://www.melissamaiga.com”> Melissa Issa-Boube</a> is originally from Niger. Niger is located in West Africa.