Myna provides a family for the women where we take care of them professionally and personally to help them grow as individuals and businesswomen.
“Before I joined Myna Mahila Foundation, I would be scared to even leave my house to go to the market. But the women I have met here have changed my life – they help me realize my self-confidence and stand by me when I need help. I never want to go back home at the end of the day, as I learn I can only hope that we have many more Myna Mahila in the time to come!”
- Noorjaha Shaikh, Myna Mahila
With low levels of formal employment in slum communities, especially among young women, Myna employs women and trains them to be entrepreneurs who can run franchisee businesses for women’s products.
“I am now able to spend money on my children’s education because of Myna. Myna women connected me to scholarship donors and I can to afford their coaching classes and save for their future. My husband respects me more now too!”
- Reshma Santosh Mohite, Myna Mahila
We make sanitary products, such as sanitary and maternity pads to improve women’s health, at very low cost. Most of our customers have no other means of having access to pads and use unhygienic products that could cause some major health problems and social exclusion.
“I get the Myna pads at my door and only for Rs.25, so how much easier can it be for me? Myna women also explain why wearing pads was important, and I once attended their health camp, so I convinced my daughters to use pads, and pads only.”
- Myna customer