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Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation Our Vision Our Mission
Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation
promoting the participation of informal sector actors in economic policy and legislative processes
Our Vision
To see an informed and proactive vendor who is able to contribute effectively to the development of the national economy.
Our Mission
To coordinate in an inclusive, non-partisan and transparent manner the organization of vendors so as to build their capacity to lead as well as organize their respective constituents to engage solution holders at both macro and micro levels for economic development

Organizational Objectives

To promote the participation of vendors in economic, policy and legislative processes

To develop and strengthen the capacity of vendors to trade profitably and transform their businesses to become entrepreneurs

To enhance the capacity of vendors to engage solution holders on issues affecting them and participate effectively in decision making

To coordinate and enhance the provision of social safety nets for vendors

Who We Are

Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) is a union of street vendors with structures throughout Zimbabwe and Namibia with plans to expand further afield. The organization was formed 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.

The vision of the VISET is “to see an informed and proactive vendor who is able to contribute effectively to the development of the national economy”. To achieve this, VISET strives to ensure that street vendors have an understanding on what the law says about vending. This entails an understanding of their constitutional rights as they pertain to vending and the by laws that govern the enterprise.

Programmatic thrust.