On 25 March VISET, the Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) in collaboration with the Citizens’ Manifesto distributed informational material to the network of informal workers in Harare to raise awareness of hygiene measures to protect against transmission of COVID-19 in the informal working spaces and to provide general information on COVID-19.
On Thursday the 16th of April 2020, the same collaboration (VISET and Citizens’ Manifesto), donated and distributed COVID-19 “Health Packs” to Informal Traders operating at Lusaka Fresh Produce Market in Machipisa Harare. The “Health Packs” that included hand sanitizers, gloves and faces masks were distributed to more than 400 selected Informal Traders and City of Harare COVID-19 Response Teams who are monitoring operations at the Market. A similar initiative will be conducted at Mbare Musika tomorrow Friday the 17th of April 2020. The initiatives are part and parcel of VISET’s COVID-19 Comprehensive Informal Sector Response Plan which was launched on the 31st of March 2020.