Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) is a union of vendors with structures throughout Zimbabwe. 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 organization has a Board of Trustees which consists of the Board Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Board Secretary and four Secretaries of the Gender, Youth, Residents and Advocacy Committees. The VISET Board meets at least once every quarter (3months). The current Chairperson of the Board is Ms Sally Dura. The organization’s secretariat is headed by an Executive Director Mr. S. Wadzai who holds an undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management, an MSc in Human Resources Development and a postgraduate diploma in Human Rights and International Relations. He is also a former student leader with ZINASU and a development consultant.