Chipo Chikomo

Chipo Chikomo is a leading social entrepreneur whose vision is to revolutionize the feminine hygiene industry. Chipo not only wants to ensure that women and girls have access to sustainable menstrual health products, but are empowered with the technical expertise to manufacture them locally. Her quest to empower women and girls drove her to start an organization/Enterprise called Nhanga Trust, which in the Shona language means the ‘girls bedroom’. Her passion for empowering women and girls to be the drivers of their destiny led her to partner with Days for Girls International in training underserved women to make reusable sanitary kits for rural school girls.

Chipo received a full scholarship in Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (2013) from the Kanthari Institute in India, and institute founded by the world renowned Sabriye Tenberken (a 2005 Noble Peace Prize Nominee). In 2015, she was the only female amongst five USADF grant competition winners in Zimbabwe. Most notably, Chipo was part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship 2016: a flagship program started by the former President Barak Obama. She has also participated in the Business and Entrepreneurship track at the University of Iowa in the United States.

Chipo holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology and Sociology from Africa University and is featured on the university website along with other platforms like the 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary Newsletter (2017). In 2018, she was one of the Green Innovation Youth winners in Zimbabwe, and won Best Eco-Innovation in Zimbabwe by the Environmental Management of Zimbabwe.