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Eastlea Harare

Economic Governance Initiative

The EGI project seeks to improve economic governance through devolution

Informal Sector Working Group

VISET chairs and coordinates the group and it consists of other Informal Sector Organisations

Inclusive Cities Planning Project

VISET in collaboration with Bulawayo Vendors and Traders Association (BVTA) implemented a 12-month
Who are we?

About Us

Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) is a union of informal traders with structures throughout Zimbabwe.

The organization was formed and registered as a Trust in 2015 to spearhead the social and economic transformation of street vendors by championing their quest to earn livelihoods in the current harsh economic circumstances. Furthermore, the organization was formed pursuant to the need for a solidarity centre for street vendors who continue to be victims of human rights violations. The organization has a national membership database of over 68 000 vendors located in all major cities, towns and growth points in Zimbabwe

In November 2019, the organisation established a Chapter in Namibia as part and parcel of its regional expansion programme. Plans are at an advanced stage to set up similar Chapters in South Africa, Zambia, the Kingdom of eSwathini, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

Our Services

What We Do!

We Organize

Organizing vendors into Socio-Economic Champions (SOCHAMPs) across the country.

We Educate

Enhancing vendor’s access to profitable markets and capital

We Build Networks

Creating platforms for engagement between vendors, solution holders and other relevant stakeholders.

We Research

Conducting research on the ongoing trends in the vending fraternity to facilitate evidence based advocacy.

We Strengthen

Building the capacities of SOCHAMPs to engage solution holders on issues affecting them and to do business profitably.

We Provide Care

Providing safety nets to vendors to cushion them from adverse consequences of human rights violations that occur in the enterprise.

Our Partners