We Support Informal Sector actors to Reach Their Full Potential

What We Do


— We Organise

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


— We Build Networks

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


— We Strengthen

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


— We Educate

Enhancing vendor’s access to profitable markets and capital


— We Provide Care

Enhancing vendor’s access to profitable markets and capital.


— We Consult

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

What We Care For!

Economic Governance Initiative

The Economic Governance Initiative (EGI) is a project running from 2019 through June 2021 which is being implemented by five partners namely Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET), Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ), Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT), Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) and Udugu Institute. The EGI project seeks to improve economic governance through devolution and to grow incomes and employment through enterprises and SMEs.

Informal Sector Working Group

VISET chairs and coordinates the group and it consists of other Informal Sector Organisations, representatives from the Ministry of SMEs and various departments from the Harare City Council. The major objective of the group is to mend the acrimonious working relationship between informal traders on one hand and the Government and its agencies on another.

Inclusive Cities Planning Project

VISET in collaboration with Bulawayo Vendors and Traders Association (BVTA) implemented a 12-month (2019 -2020) project aimed at instituting inclusive city planning and designing processes through strengthening the supply side at local government level, ensuring inclusive mutual beneficial engagement in finding lasting solutions in the informal economy.

Social-Economic Champions (SOCHAMPS)

Since its inception in 2015, VISET has worked to establish structures in project implementation areas. These structures, known as Social-Economic Champions (SOCHAMPS) are the local ambassadors for VISET, that aid information dissemination, communication and provide VISET with information on the contextual pulse of activities and processes taking place in project implementation areas. 

The Children who Break New Ground

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COVID-19 Awareness

VISET conducted under the initial COVID-19 induced lockdown that led to establishment of satellite informal markets using a decentralised approach. VISET also developed the Informal Traders Code of Conduct that traders adhere to as part of the efforts that will add to the curbing of the CoronaVirus.