Melissa Messe Samantha Mwale has always been involved in philanthropy, fighting poverty for more than 5 years. A long time supporter of girl child education and women empowerment, she founded a Zimbabwean based organization, Messe Foundation to help educate girls from poor backgrounds and support with sanitary wear for the girl child. In 2018, she partnered Inspired Tutors, in educating and redistribution of sanitary wear to under privileged girls, girls in the rural areas and girls in institutions. A portion of the proceeds from her brand line is used to sponsor the education of the girl child, distribution of sanitary wear, children suffering from cancer and supporting the elderly. 

I believe Africa’s future depends on female leaders. Women and girls are Africa‚Äôs greatest untapped resource, and it is they, not diamonds or oil and minerals, that will be the foundation for solid, sustainable and equitable progress.