Myna Mahila Foundation is honoured to be one of seven charities chosen to benefit from donations marking the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.

  • Natwar Parekh Compound, Govandi West, Mumbai - 43. INDIA
  • +917208880031 | +91 9326127527
  • Natwar Parekh Compound, Govandi West, Mumbai - 43. INDIA
  • +91 9892716118 | +91 9326127527

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Myna Mahila Foundation creates a network of young female entrepreneurs by partnering with self-help groups in urban slums that produce and distribute affordable high quality menstrual hygiene products to increase adoption of safer menstrual hygiene management practices. We are creating a cultural revolution and generating jobs locally. We improve health at the doorstep, affordably.

Some key facts about Myna Mahila Foundation are below.

Founded:

In 2015 in India as a Section 8/25 company (non-profit). Currently, we have our center in Govandi, Mumbai.

Problem:

40% of women in India do not have access to sanitary products for MHM. While this is a problem in itself, it stems from a more fundamental problem of a lack of female empowerment to openly talk, like the โ€˜Mynaโ€™ bird, about their own bodies and lives.

No. of women on board:

15 Myna Mahila (women) working on pad production, operations, education, distribution and sales, and 50 Myna fleet-on-feet women who distribute door-to-door. All the women are from various slums in Mumbai.

ย Myna Series:

We educate women in English, life skills, mathematics, computer and health and financial literacy. We hold workshops, courses and lectures with the women twice a week. We also train some women in business skills to be able to operate the sanitary pad micro franchisee themselves.

Myna Research:

We conduct extensive surveys about menstrual hygiene awareness and generally womenโ€™s health from house-to-house to understand the extent of the problem and the reasons for existing stigma and disposal constraints.

Ultimately, we hope that women are able to find a safe space of work at Myna where they can share a part of their lives, be a part of a powerful network of women, generate employment and improve health affordably.

Our Impact:

We have manufactured over 12,00,000 pads since 2015. We have reached 5,00,000+ women directly at their doorstep and converted them from using cloth to sanitary pads for periods. We have more than a 90% repeat customer rate because of the personalized attention each woman receives.

We are seeking incredible partners from around the world who have a similar vision to normalize menstrual hygiene and empower women through it!

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