Sanika is a Bemba word that means “shining like the sun”.

Sanika Designs is an artisan enterprise that trains, equips, and provides income-generating opportunities for women in Kitwe, Zambia. As one of the community outreach programs of PLAEP, Sanika works with local artisans to design and make handmade items out of chitenge (African printed fabric), as well as beautiful jewelry that combines locally available copper, semi-precious stones, and wood.

Our goal is to create sustainable livelihoods for members of our community, while providing them with skills training and resources to improve the lives of their families.