About Us

Our Mission

Mustard Seed Organization is a USA-based non-profit 501c3 organization. Our response to menstrual hygiene challenges in Africa began with the distribution of twenty (20) menstrual hygiene packs to girls in a High School in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. From that very humble beginning, the progress recorded thus far has been impactful. We are counting thousands of girls helped, with several more thousands of menstrual pads distributed. Now, our program is WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) focused and active in Uganda and Nigeria at seven locations for 8 months of the year (except school holidays). Our next goal is to expand operations into Rwanda.

10 Projects, 45 Programs

Menstrual Hygiene Projects Funded

These numbers represent all projects done to date and funded by Mustard Seed.

34,500

Average no of Pads Distributed

This number represents the total no of menstrual hygiene packs distributed to girls.

2

Countries

These countries are Uganda and Nigeria

Together, we can end “PERIOD” poverty crisis

We have one ambitious goal: ending PERIOD poverty in Africa. While the debilitating effect of this huge crisis remains, we are optimistic as we continue to carry out the Menstrual Hygiene Management programs every month that progress is being made.

Join hands with us to see significant progress made in our own lifetime.

We Prove every programs

We manage every dollar raised or donation made prudently. We show programs with locations and photos.

Accountability

We are committed to accountability and transparency. Mustard Seed Organization is recognized by GuideStar, the primary resource for information about non-profits. We audit our books and generate financials.

Goes to field

We meet the girls at their various locations where we carry out our MHM programs and deliver hygiene packs.

Leading the team

Facing a problem as the debilitating menstrual hygiene crisis requires an incredible team. We are grateful to have a committed team guiding the organization.

Innocent Ofoma

Our Founder

Our Founder/President

Mr. Innocent (Inno) Ofoma graduated from Imperial College, London with an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience, and worked for over two decades in the Oil and Gas industry. During his career, he traveled to many countries, and his observations strengthened his desire to support the younger generation, especially girls in his home country of Nigeria, and Africa in general. He has been involved in many humanitarian works and activities since he was a student in London. There, he worked with homeless and substance abuse individuals. In the early days of Mustard Seed Organization, he established a free reading library in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Later on, Mustard Seed Organization carried out free medical services to communities in hard-to-reach areas, mostly in the central part of Nigeria.

Charlie Cleneay

Charlie Cleneay

Director

Charles ‘Charlie’ Cleneay is a retired oil field professional.

Joseph Okeke

Joseph Okeke

Director

Dr Joseph (aka Joe) Okeke is a retired general surgeon. He has trained and practiced for some years in the United Kingdom.

Kenechi Tinuade (International)

Kenechi Tinuade (International)

Director

Kenechi was educated at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

Chinwe Uzochukwu

Chinwe Uzochukwu

Director

Professor Chinwe Elizabeth Uzochukwu teaches in the department of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Adaora Ofoma

Adaora Ofoma

Director

Adaora is an accountant/credit risk professional. She obtained her bachelor degree

Ceazer Wasike Zubeda

Ceazer Wasike Zubeda

Director

Ceazer Wasike Zubeda was educated at the Islamic University In Uganda where she obtained a BPA with a bias in Human Resource Management and Development