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The Mina Foundation

working to empower menstruators

The Mina Foundation was established by three dynamic women with the mission to make a substantial difference in the lives’ of young menstruators, and to our planet. More specifically, the founders of Mina worked to address the issue of young menstruators having to miss school owing to their lack of access to menstrual products. They travel globally not only distributing Mina cups to schools, but also empowering youth and young menstruators, through education and mentorship.

“We are passionate about bridging the gap between classes and life. Our approach includes sessions with teachers and parents. This ensures an inclusive strategy that is mindful of cultural barriers that are sensitive to young girls to this day.”

Along with a team of phenomenal facilitators, we dive into the lives of the menstruators and communities with passion and conviction – sharing their expectations, obstacles and feelings. We are a team on a mission to ‘Minarise’ the world.

OUR VISION AND PURPOSE

To empower the millions of underprivileged girls in the world with Mina, so that they can continue their education without interruption.

Transform the lives of young girls and women through social development initiatives.

Touch as many women and young girls on the continent and beyond – we want to enhance the quality of their lives.

Raise awareness that the menstrual cup is a safe, cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative.

Free women from the financial burden of taking care of their personal hygiene needs.

Contribute towards the education of women and the progress of society.

Provide a practical solution for young girls that directly reduces the number of days missed at school.

– Meet the Mina Team –

ZAAKIRA MAHOMED

Founding member and Chairperson of the Board

Founder of the MINA Foundation, business woman and budding entrepreneur.

DR MASHADI MOTLANA

Co-Founder and Director of the Mina Foundation

Founding Director of the Dr Nthato Motlana Foun- dation, business woman and health champion.

LERATO NDORO

Co-Founder and Director of the Mina Foundation

Strategic HR and talent specialist, philanthropist and charity enthusiast.

– OUR BOARD MEMBERS –

DR THEO MOTHOA-FRENDO

Pharmaceutical, Clinical, Research, and Medical Marketing Specialist.

MERCIA FYNN

Head of Commercial Department & Director at KISCH IP

EUSEBIUS MCKAISER

Political Analyst, Broadcaster, Philosophy Lecturer and Writer.

MARYNA GILFILLAN

Partner at Barnard Gilfillan Accountants.

– OUR PARTNERS –

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