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
  • Natwar Parekh Compound, Govandi West, Mumbai - 43. INDIA
  • +91 98-92-716118

Our Initiatives

Myna is not only about making pads.

Discover our daily activities in the fields of education, health awareness and capacity building, always with the aim to empower women.

Myna Shop

Our shop opened at the beginning of 2018. We collect in-kind donations through our networks in Mumbai and invite people from the slum community to come and pick what they want from books and toys to clothes. The Myna Shop aims at redistributing to people in need but also to give more visibility to Myna, our products and breaking taboos around menstrual hygiene. You can contact us for donating any of these items to us for this initiative!

Myna Research

We conduct extensive door-to-door surveys about menstrual hygiene awareness, sanitary pad disposal, women’s health and women's employment. Increasing our understanding of the challenges women face allows us to generate new solutions to help them.

Education Series

We educate our staff in English, life skills, health, self defence and computer literacy. We hold workshops, courses and lectures with the women every week. We also train some women in business skills to be able to operate a sanitary pad micro-franchise themselves. You can read more about these activities on our blog.  

At-home employment opportunities

From the surveys we've completed of women in our communities, we found that mothers wanted opportunities to work at home so they could also take care of their children. We're developing opportunities for women with sewing machines to sew garments and bags in their homes and connecting them to a marketplace for them.

Portrait Project

We highlight the powerful stories of our women working at Myna Mahila Foundation as told by themselves! We will soon feature the women we work with in the slums, women who want to discuss their own health experiences.