Umba Zalira

Umba Zalira is the Co-Founder of Growing Ambitions, an all young women led non-profit community organization with feminist values that provides comprehensive mentorship and support to teenage mothers in the peri-urban areas of Lilongwe.

She is a 2014-15 Global Health Corps alumna, a member of the Women Deliver Young Leaders program, and a member of the Young African Feminists Dialogue and RESURJ.

Umba has over seven years’ experience working in the Malawian nonprofit sector with a passion for women’s rights with a specific focus on sexual reproductive health for girls and young women.

She is currently working with Theatre for a Change as a Senior Manager.