Noella Coursaris Musunka

Founder & CEO, Malaika


Philanthropist and model Noëlla Coursaris Musunka is the founder of Malaika, a grassroots nonprofit that works to educate and empower girls and communities in her home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Founded in 2007, Malaika’s work has three main components, all offered free of charge: 1) An accredited school for 314 girls; 2) A community center that offers literacy, health, sports, and vocational programs; and 3) Access to clean water through 17 new and refurbished wells. Noella is also a mother of two children and an Ambassador for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.