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About the mission.

Our Mission

We hope to use technology, business, and education to increase economic opportunites for women in Niger.

Since poverty in Niger disproportionately affects women, she organized a team and created the Women’s Initiative in Niger [WIN]. The WIN project helps women learn profitable skills and create products that they can sell to the global economy on our marketplace, Mena Marche.

One of our vendors, Haoua Mounkaila, has expressed her joy in seeing her designs sold all over the world. This marketplace helps the women not only become formal business owners but also gives them more autonomy over their income and futures.

Our History

This project began as a small business venture, but has grown into a way to help women in Niger.

  • September 2015

    Mena Mode is founded.

  • October 2017

    Our Founder attends Clinton Global Initiative. This conference sparks the idea of the WIN project.

  • October 2018

    Our Founder attends One Young World conference in the netherlands and Mena Marche is founded.

Meet our awesome team.


Built on everything we learned from Professional, Konnect is a fresh start that goes even further to help you get back to what matters.

Melissa Issa-Boube Founder and Owner



Zeynabou Ali Production Manager