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ABOUT US

ZimbaWomen is working to create opportunities for women to actively, safely and fairly participate in the economy by providing access to skills and training for women.We believe that a full and robust economy depends on equal participation of women. Through our programs, we increase the participation of women in the economy and help them gain skills needed to take on greater leadership roles in business and entrepreneurship. 

ZimbaWomen has established a socio-economic conscious business environment that includes full support of women entrepreneurs that could potentially bring millions out of poverty and reduce an alarming gender income gap seen on the African  continent. The offices of ZimbaWomen are situated in Kampala, Uganda.

Our Vision 

To be the leading women's e-commerce provider in Africa by 2025 with over 5,000,000 merchants fully equipped with business, IT and marketing skills with over 50,000,000 customers to support them.

Our Mission

To enable the empowerment and development of women entrepreneurs in Africa by providing cross-cutting  e-solutions and technology to provide affordable market accessibility and capacity building.

Our Values

  • Creativity & Diversity: discovering and nurturing new ideas and innovations and consistently soliciting diverse perspectives.

  • Commitment to community & Ubuntu: recognizing that everyone has a responsibility for the welfare of others.

  • Legacy: building lasting value.

About Us

OUR FOCUS AREAS

Zimba Women provides tools and technology platforms, business training, mentor-ship and networks to improve the livelihoods for women in sub-Saharan Africa.

Access to larger markets is a huge motivating factor for self employment and entrepreneurship for women in Africa. The Zimba Women technology platform improves market access by improving customer support, information acquisition, and sales pipelines.

Additionally, our business development training enables better production efficiency, wider networking opportunities and stronger business leadership and team development. Therefore Our work is structured around four areas;

Digital Platform

 

Providing a digital platform to connect women entrepreneurs to markets.

ICTs in Business

 

Promoting adoption and use of Information and Communication Technology tools (ICTs) in business.

Conducive Business Environment

 

Building a conducive business environment for entrepreneurs..

Economic Empowerment Support

 

Supporting economic empowerment for women owned and women-led enterprises through knowledge sharing.

Our Services
Our Team

OUR TEAM

Chief Hustler

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Sherifah is the Founder of Zimba women.
She is a fiery entrepreneur and independent thinker. Sherifah is in charge of developing a business strategy for the company

She is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow and the regional winner(Africa and Europe) for the Commonwealth Youth Award 2018.

Chief Whip

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Peace is the Founder of Zimba Women. She has worked on technical IT projects for international organizations like U.S Mission Uganda, World Bank and United Nations She is a member of the Africa List, International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals, 2019 Paris Global Women in Tech Awards winner,2018 Uganda Women4Women Awards.

Chief Fixer

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Melisa is the Operations Manager at Zimba Women.

Her professional interests focus on education, technology, and socioeconomic empowerment.

She is passionate about using technology to empower women and youth. Her professional interests focus on education, technology, and socio-economic development

Chief Hacker

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Joan is the Head of Technology at Zimba Women.

She is in charge of web and application development.

She provides leadership for continued development of innovative, robust and secure information technology environment for the organisation and its clients. 

The Teacher

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Stella is the Learning and Training Manager at Zimba Women.

OUR IMPACT

15,850

WOMEN REACHED

759

BUSINESSES IMPACTED

232

GIRLS MENTORED

38

EVENTS

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Female-led SMEs contribute a  large percentage to the Ugandan economy, but very few of them grow into larger businesses. These entrepreneurs are critical to Uganda's economic growth and we are here to support them.

FEATURED STORIES

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Lynette Nerima, CEO Mzuriliving

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Victoria Nakitto, CEO Smart Garry

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Twegyesibwe Gorret, Gender and M&E Officer, Women Empowerment Instituite

OUR PARTNERS

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

JULIE ACOM

Zimba women is where I learned to pay attention to the need for online outreach to hone my civic leadership aspiration 

STELLA KIWANUKA

With Zimba women in Uganda and Africa as a whole, I found hope that dreams are still valid and can be pursued. It brought a positive mindset shift in terms of better execution in my business. Great Job Zimba Women!

JIMMY RUVA

It's the future of the African Women. Something that we can all count on

CONTACT US

Our Address

Plot 386, Kyanja Ring Road, Balagade Rise, Kampala

info@zimbawomen.org

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday  9AM – 7PM

Saturday    9AM – 2PM

 

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