The Woman

Their story starts with two friends. Katie Boothby-Kung and her friend instantly bonded in first year over their love for polaroid pictures, red wine, political debates, and international development. Three years and an innocent fourth-year project later, Copper Root Collective was created in a 20-page report and a sleek presentation. However, years after graduating, they couldn't seem to shake that drive of making it a reality.

A couple of years later, 
Katie Boothby-Kung found herself trekking through the rugged landscape of Zambia where she stumbled upon a small village called Mukuni. The people won her heart and their resilience inspired her. Yet, while she was visiting, the absence of sufficient water and access to safe sanitation became apparent. Water is a basic building block to success!

When she returned home, they started to envision how their seminar brainchild could really make a difference. She wanted to help villages like Mukuni gain access to these integral building blocks.

Now with a few new friends and partners, a basement converted into a beauty lab and that same passion they had back in university, here they are now, bringing Copper Root Collective to you!