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We are a small nonprofit that supports local organizations trying to improve health in their communities – places where our support makes large, lasting impacts.
The Minga Foundation partners with individuals and community-based organizations in underserved communities to improve socioeconomic conditions and health equity. Through collaborative and respectful partnerships, we build capacity, create and strengthen networks, and provide resources based on locally-identified needs. Our goal is to empower those seeking a healthier future for their communities.

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LUWODEA Menstrual Hygiene Project

The Minga Foundation has partnered with LUWODEA (Lubengoa Women’s Development Association) based in the rural town of Kamuli, Uganda since 2016 through two main projects. The first project that Minga supported was the Food Security and Empowerment program, a train-the-trainer program that helped >300 women in 25 villages with equipment, seeds, and training on organic vegetable farming techniques as well as business and leadership skills. Building on the success of this project, LUWODEA then identified another need in their community: female youth missing school due to their menses.

 

Currently, Minga and LUWODEA are partnering on a Menstrual Hygiene Project, aimed at reducing school absenteeism for school aged girls who are menstruating and providing a sustainable source of income for adult women in the Kamuli area who will be making and selling reusable sanitary pads.

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