Malini Saba, the founder of Stree, gave her story on the 1000+ stories campaign about the foundation. Malini founded Stree to help at-risk women and children found in the developing world. Malini has worked so hard to get to where she is currently and wishes to make the world better. She chose to assist women and children as they are the future by ensuring they have access to educational opportunities, healthcare and safety keeps their future bright. Malini defines success as doing what one loves and achieving the set objectives while smiling. Malini considers getting her daughter as the biggest success in her life as it unraveled the reason why she started the Stree foundation.
Philosophy and Role Model
Malini’s philosophy has been to always reflect on what happened in the past (in personal life or business) and learn from it since it cannot be changed. Her biggest challenge in the foundation has been dealing with the governments in developing countries. Lastly, she identifies Mother Theresa as her most important role model due to taking positive action to assist marginalized people while other people just spoke about it.
About Malini Saba
Malini Saba is without a doubt one of the top philanthropists and investors in the world from South Asia. She is the Chairman of Saban and has various investment interests in the United States, gas and oil properties in China and real estate ventures in India and Australia. She is a philanthropist and started Stree in 2001 to change the way at-risk and low income women and children perceive themselves and the role they hold in the society. Her efforts have been supported by Queen Noor of Jordan and US President Bill Clinton. She offers women access to legal empowerment, healthcare and forum to grassroots movements to public policy connection in India, Central America, Eastern Europe and Africa.
“Stree: Global Investments in Women” was founded by Malini Saba in 2001. It is a non-profit organization aimed at assisting women and children who are at-risk and low income earners. The philanthropy assists children in the developing world access to educational opportunities, healthcare and a safe haven to live. The foundation has supported orphanages across Laos and Sri Lanka to ensure they have a brighter future. Stree has in 2016 donated $373,000 to Ecuador Earthquake victims, over 1,000 blankets and tents to the NYC homeless and $5,000 in scholarships to Ghana’s school-aged girls.