Maria is a 3-time world champion and a 1-time Olymic Champion in 800 meter run. But when she is not running the track, she helps support her own foundation called "Ludres Mutola Foundation" which supports children with sports and education.
It states that "The Friends of Lurdes Mutola Foundation provides financial support to "Mais Escola para Mim" (More School for Me), one of the projects launched by the Lurdes Mutola Foundation in 2007. This scholarship program aims to increase the numbers of girls and young women who graduate from secondary schools, particularly in rural parts of the country. This program addresses broad gender disparities in education found in Mozambique and has the potential to change the lives of the young women involved, as well as provide a successful model for the educational empowerment of women in African rural communities." That means that this foundation helps women and girls if they are in need of help or they just need a better education. With this fountain, women and girls are starting to feel better about themselfs and their education.