Our Mission.

 

Healthy, strong women help communities thrive.

BE A ROSE is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, nonprofit, organization founded by Christine Mwangi in 2014 with the singular purpose of empowering women. Our mission is to provide health and wellness education to underserved women and school-age girls and to distribute feminine hygiene products to these populations at zero cost.

Behind The Name.

Rose is Christine Mwangi's paternal grandmother and key source of inspiration. Her encouragement and spiritual guidance steadied Christine through challenging times, specifically during Christine's graduate work in pharmaceutical science.  Rose has worked hard to continue her lineage of strong, intelligent women, and now, Christine seeks to BE A ROSE to other women by offering the hope of a brighter future amidst challenging circumstances.

Rose sparked the fire of inspiration within Christine’s heart, and we hope to see this fire continue to spread, lighting the way for future generations of women.

Three generations of strong women:  Grandma Rose (right) w/ Dtr. Merioth (left) & Gr. Dtr. Hilda (center)

Three generations of strong women:  Grandma Rose (right) w/ Dtr. Merioth (left) & Gr. Dtr. Hilda (center)

 

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Servicing West Michigan from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Servicing West Michigan from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

LOCAL

Expanding the health of underserved women by providing workshops that address puberty, menstruation, and menopause while supplying feminine hygiene products free of charge. 

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Paul Mbiyu Primary School, Murang'a County, Kenya, Africa

Paul Mbiyu Primary School, Murang'a County, Kenya, Africa

INTERNATIONAL

Building critical sanitation infrastructure in rural Kenya in order to improve the health and education outcomes for school-aged children, specifically girls.

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