The progress of our projects depends heavily on availability of finance. All the small businesses we fund are required to repay all funds. Donors who contribute to our project can be assured that their funds will be evenly distributed across all open projects and funds that are paid back will be recycled to help future applicants and their projects. Investors who would like their money paid back rather than recycled are also welcome to get in touch with us to negotiate mutually beneficial terms. Investors may also choose specific projects from our portfolio that they find interesting or viable. Besides financial assistance, we are also glad to accept contributions to our projects in the form of supplies, equipment and materials. Check our Projects page to find out what we are in need of.


Our entrepreneurs are always looking for better quality supplies at more cost-effective prices. Please get in touch with us if you can supply any of the items we need. We realize that the cheapest item is not always the best quality. Likewise, the most cost-effective item may not necessarily be the most expensive. All our projects list the items we need and the estimated cost for each. We would love to hear from you if you have a better solution.


Entrepreneurs face many challenges during their startup and operation. They are constantly in need of experts who can give advice and guidelines, as well as ideas to improve productivity while reducing risk. Business advice and training are extremely important throughout all processes. Please get in touch with us if you have ideas or expert advice that you think our projects could benefit from.


Customers are vital to all businesses. If you would like to purchase products feel free to get in touch. If you can help with marketing or would like to form a partnership, we would be glad to hear from you.


Raising awareness and spreading the word about ZimStart is one of the most powerful things that anyone can assist us with. Helping us raise awareness means we spend less time and resources trying to get support. We encourage you to spread the word over social media, by word of mouth or by any other means available to you.