My Pads – providing affordable & safe Sanitary Products in Zimbabwe

Blog for July 2014: The role of Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSP) in promoting Inclusive Business in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Milkzim and the story of Yeukai Tagonera

eMkambo: A Market-driven Agricultural Solution Platform in Zimbabwe

Inclusive Businesses in Zimbabwe share their experiences at an IB Roundtable held in Harare

Inclusive Business Forum Zimbabwe Launches Bulawayo Office

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Part-Morning Workshop: Very Interesting and Beneficial Initiatives!


IB Forum of Zimbabwe – November Breakfast Workshop in Harare:


Together with SNV, the IB Forum of Zimbabwe are proud to support Stimulus Zimbabwe's "Get in the

IB in action in Zimbabwe - Eastern Highlands Plantation Ltd partner with Smallholder Growers for Export Markets. For more information contact SNV Zimbabwe on email


22 May 2016

Stimulus Africa Foundation hosted the Stimulus Africa Entrepreneurship Symposium [SAES] : ICT for Development from 31st March – 1st April 2016 at the Stimulus Innovation Centre.
SNV and the IB Forum attended as guests of honour and speakers.

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22 May 2016

In March 2016, Stimulus hosted a Green Business Breakfast focussing on Inclusive Business with SNV's Waddilove Sansole as guest speaker.
Date: 17th of March 2016 at the Stimulus Innovation Centre at 7.30am.

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20 May 2016

It is said that there is still no inclusive sanitation business operating at profit and scale. After all, the sanitation sector is an easy way to highlight the challenges of business at the Base of the Pyramid: lack of consumer awareness and finance, public-private roles, and complex logistics...

What is Inclusive Business?

Corporate businesses initiating linkages in their value chains with small scale operators and community based organisations for mutual benefit

By incorporating low-income populations in any of a company's supply, production, distribution and marketing of goods and services, companies can generate new jobs, income, technical skills and local capacity. Poorer consumers can benefit from products that meet their needs in affordable ways, creating new markets in the process.

Inclusive Business must make business sense, both for the companies and the communities in the process.

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SNV Zimbabwe, with the support of the Ford Foundation, continue to provide funding and technical services to assist with Inclusive Business Scans for selected projects.

The Inclusive Business (IB) Scan is a facility which has been designed to assist identify and/or assess potential IB projects, and whether or not they make business sense both for the company and the small scale operators or community based organisations concerned. It is basically a comprehensive study which includes aspects such as the IB opportunities, the potential business models and benefits, the estimated...



  • Innovation, Growth, Competitiveness

  • Generating profits

  • Developing new markets

  • Creating innovation

  • Expanding the labour pool

  • Strengthening supply chains





  • Greater access, Choice and Opportunity

  • Meeting basic needs

  • Enabling greater productivity

  • Increasing income