Megan White Mukuria

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Megan White Mukuria is the Founder and CEO of ZanaAfrica Group and sits on the board of ZanaAfrica Foundation. Together, ZanaAfrica addresses the clear need for 4 in 5 girls who lack access to sanitary pads and related health education. ZanaAfrica’s unique solution combines material science innovation in sanitary pad manufacturing along with referable sexual and reproductive health education in the form of an engaging magazine for girls. By creating a branded social movement, Nia, (Purpose in Kiswahili), ZanaAfrica engages girls and women across their lifetime to be healthy, informed and boldly live their purpose. ZanaAfrica now serves 20,000 girls and women each month through commercial markets and NGOs and is raising its next round of investment funding. ZanaAfrica Foundation serves 10,000 girls each month through 14 community based organizations with clear, positive impacts in health, education and safety and is conducting a seminal randomized control trial for menstrual heath management. Megan lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya – a place she has called home since 2001. Megan was a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow in 2011 and has gone on to become an Ashoka Fellow, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Girl Effect Accelerator and GOOD Pioneer of Health for Africa Fellow.
  • Fellow 2011 Social Innovation Fellows
  • Lab participant PopTech Climate Resilience Lab
  • Fellow PopTech 2011
  • Speaker PopTech 2016
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Health, art, constitutions and the truth: Reasons to celebrate on International Women's Day

Health, art, constitutions and the truth: Reasons to celebrate on International Women's Day

The extraordinary women in the PopTech network are making a difference in the world in ways that range from producing health innovations that save mothers’ lives and keep girls in school (Laura Stachel and Meagan Mukuria), to making art and music that helps us remember that joy and happiness matter (Helen Marriage and Imogen Heap), to co-authoring

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This week in PopTech: Extraordinary women and enduring voices

This week in PopTech: Extraordinary women and enduring voices

 

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

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This week in PopTech: Power poses, health education and mobile money

This week in PopTech: Power poses, health education and mobile money

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

At PopTech 2011, Amy Cuddy revealed that we can actually change feelings we have about our own status through the physical positions we take with our bodies. Her research participants Read more »

Collaboration alert: Peter Durand on ZanaAfrica's PAD project

ZanaAfricafounded by 2011 Social Innovation Fellow Megan Mukuria, empowers Kenyan girls to break cycles of poverty through simple, sustainable solutions. With sanitary pads and health education, girls can stay in school with confidence.Read more »

This week in PopTech: Wonder women

This week in PopTech: Wonder women

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects, and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

Collaboration alert: Our friends at Hot Studio conducted a facilitated workshop for PopTech 2011 Social Innovation Fellow Megan White Mukuria’s organization, ZanaAfrica. Read more »

Megan White Mukuria on making it

Am I normal? Am I special? Am I going to make it? These are questions teenagers struggle with around the globe. And for vulnerable girls in Kenya, the answer to the last question – if Social Innovation Fellow Megan White Mukuria has anything to do with it – is yes. Making it means making sure those girls receive an education. So White wondered, “If educating girls is ”ellipses">…

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Meet the 2011 Social Innovation Fellows: Megan White Mukuria

Meet the 2011 Social Innovation Fellows: Megan White Mukuria

We’ve recently announced our Class of 2011 Social Innovation Fellows and we’re excited to share the diversity of their world-changing work with the PopTech community. To learn more about this new crop of Fellows, we posed one question to each of them: In one sentence, what is your work’s projected impact when it reaches scale?

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Welcoming the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2011

Welcoming the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2011

PopTech is proud to announce the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2011!

This year’s Fellows are spearheading a compelling set of solutions to global challenges. They are reconnecting refugee families, helping people become “makers” of their own technology, improving local food production and distribution, and getting to the heart of measuring

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