How It All Started
Copper Rose Zambia is an organisation that works to deliver a world where Adolescent’s Sexual Reproductive Health is made a priority. The organisation first started as a mentorship program to pair 1st year students with senior students at The Copperbelt University. Later, the founders realised there was a huge gap in Sexual and Reproductive Health especially in adolescents. Menstrual hygiene was one of the avenues identified to be lacking and least explored by organisations. Eventually, the team did door-to-door fundraising at their respective university campuses and raised ZMK3000.00 (300.00USD), which was used for the first outreach program at Makeni Konga Basic School.
The organisation was established in order to give young people a platform to make a difference. Its founders believe that young people are NOT leaders of tomorrow, but leaders of today. Menstrual hygiene, Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness and Service provision is considered imperative for the development of any nation because of its cross cutting impacts on economic growth and development.
We envision a world in which every woman, girl and young person is happy, healthy and living to their full potential.
To make a difference in the lives of women and girls by educating them about their sexual and reproductive health rights and responsibilities so that they may exhibit autonomy in order to reach their full potential and be effective leaders and agents of change in their communities.
Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of women and adolescents by educating them about their sexual reproductive health and rights and responsibilities so that they can exhibit autonomy in order to reach their full potential and be effective leaders and agents of change in their communities.
Educate a girl, empower a nation
Faith Suwilanji Kaoma
Admin & Partnerships Manager
Seke G.Y. Muzazu
Natasha Salifyanji Kaoma
My name is Buumba Ngulube, I am native woman of Lubombo township from Kamulebamba section. I have been living here my whole life and I have never seen any organisation that has come to work here in Lubombo district, which has actively changed the lives of women and...
DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka What would have been a worry for the delay in menstruation, turned out to be an opportunity for Natasha Salifyanji Kaoma to observe and nurture her interests in menstrual hygiene. Natasha, a chief executive officer and co-founder of Copper Rose...