Board of Trustees
Mr Mafunga is a Partner at Mafunga Law Chambers. He worked for Honey and Blackenberg Legal Practitioners from 1997 to 2001 before joining the Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited Group where he worked in various capacities including compliance, corporate secretariaship, corporate finance and as group legal counsel. In 2010, Farai then joined First Capital Finance (2011) (Private) Limited, a microfinance institution as an executive director in charge of corporate affairs in 2011, a position he held until 2014 when he left to become a consulting Manager with Mambwe Solutions (Private) Limited, a consulting firm. He also worked as an associate with the legal firm of Mungeni & Muzvondiwa where he dealt with a wide range of legal matters. He has extensive knowledge and experience from the fields of corporate and company law, business administration and corporate governance, banking and finance law, mining law, labour law, corporate finance law, administration of estates, intellectual property and civil and criminal litigation.
Founder & Trustee
Mrs. Sibanda is a co-founder of VIRL and is its current CEO. Prior to this she was the Managing Director of Microking Savings and Credit Company (Pvt) Limited. She also worked at Barclays Bank and was the Branch Manager of the Small Business Unit. Mrs. Sibanda is a holder of a Master of Business Administration Degree obtained through the University of Wales Bangor in association with Manchester Business School; and her project was on the financing and capacity building for SMEs. She was attached to Barclays Bank PLC for one year of which she spent time with the Small Business Group, Medium Scale and Large Corporate and Credit Risk Management. In 2007 she was nominated to be part of the International Leadership Visitors Program sponsored by USAID and was part of 21 women form different countries that visited USA for a women entrepreneurship program.
Founder & Trustee
Mrs. Mpofu, co-founder of VIRL is former country director of VIRL Social Foundation. She is a senior Communications, Marketing and Investor Relations professional, having served in the Corporate Banking and Investment environment for over 15 years. She excels in the areas of public relations and brand awareness, and helped create one of the best-known brands in Zimbabwe’s retail banking space. Farai recently served as VIRL’s Marketing Executive and advanced its public image with a suite of branded products for rural communities. She has held several board positions including ZAMFI, Women’s University in Africa, Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust and Junior Achievement Zimbabwe. Farai holds a Special Honours degree in English form the University of Zimbabwe and is an alumnus of the British Council leadership programme.
Lynn Gwenzi a self-starter and is passionate about that empowerment of youth and women. Her background is in financial services. She makes use of her capacity building skills to facilitate development in mainly rural communities. In development finance, her forte is stakeholder relations, with special reference to community engagement and business development. Lynn’s desire is to see the microfinance industry grow. Linkages, including facilitating access to finance, for women and youth will strengthen their businesses and create more jobs.
Netsai Emmanuellie Zuze
Netsai Emmanuellie Zuze has six years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Netsai is a programs assistant focusing on training on Reusable sanitary pads, basic computer skills and also financial literacy to young women and girls from the disadvantaged backgrounds. Netsai is an alumni for the YALI RLC ( Cohort 2) Community Solutions Program (2019/20), leadership programs that have been funded by the U.S embassy. Through these experiences and exposure, she has developed strong communication and strategy implementation skills. Netsai has a passion for building capacity in girls and for women emancipation
Finance and Administration Officer
is a 24-year-old young woman and the first graduate on the Nduna Girls programme. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Chinhoyi University of Technology. Linda was on attachment and part of the internship program under Nduna girls. She is now giving back to the program by being part of the Nduna Volunteer Team. Linda has an entrepreneurial spirit; she sells kitchen utensils to support herself and her family.
Volunteer Digital Literacy
Tsitsi Nyamhondo is a passionate and a very patient young lady who happens to be an ICT digital trainer at Nduna Girls Zimbabwe. She is a holder of a Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Information Security and Assurance with Harare Institute of Technology. Growing up and seeing how young girls are lagging behind in terms of ICT, gives me the power to work with Nduna Girls. I LOVE WORKING WITH YOUNG GIRLS.
In addition I work in the ICT Operations and Support department of Premier Service Medical Investments.
Evelyn Mdutshwa is a trainer and development practitioner. She holds a diploma in training management and a diploma in adult education. She is currently in her second year studying towards a bachelor’s degree in development studies with the Midlands State University. Evelyn is very passionate about women and girl child empowerment and believes that education is the key to achieving this. When women and girls are educated they are able to meaningfully contribute in all spheres of life. There is so much that women and girls can achieve once set on the right path.
My name is Thelma Gwiza. I am a holder of Diplomas in Counseling and Journalism. I am currently studying for a BSc Degree in Women and Gender Studies. I am passionate about women getting fair treatment and respect in the society. I love to bake, Braai and eat. Enjoy reading and socializing.
Samantha has been a volunteer for Nduna Zimbabwe Trust since 2018. Prior to this she was initially a Monitoring and Evaluation intern at VIRL Financial Services since 2016, working in both urban and rural areas. Samantha developed into being the Assistant Coordinator for Nduna Girls programme managers.
She has over 2 years’ experience in international development sector, particularly working with youths and women. She is very passionate about making sustainable social changes in communities so that people will have a better livelihood.
Samantha holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Midlands State University and Executive Certificate in Programme & Project Monitoring and Evaluation from the University of Zimbabwe.