Vanavevhu, an Africa-based NGO partners with an Africa-based corporation, we’re all about local for local!
Transition Vanavevhu from a traditional NGO funding model to a financially sustainable organization.
A shift to becoming results oriented and a structured effort to engage in corporate partnerships. All with a view to becoming a social enterprise in the future.
We have worked with Vanavevhu since 2013. With Executive Director, Lizz Mhangami, we developed a 3-year strategic plan with focus on financial sustainability. After struggling to secure steady donations, Lizz dreamed of adopting an alternative financial model. Through conversations, audits, and research, D3 built a functional transition plan that built results tracking, cause marketing, and planning for the eventual adoption of the social enterprise model.
After a year of hard work and certain programmatic overhauls, Vanavevhu entered its first corporate partnership with the Africa-based, hotel chain management company, Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG). RTG partnered with Vanavevhu to create eco-friendly roof-top gardens both recreational and functional use. The gardens produce pleasant and unique outdoor experiences for guests and supply the hotel restaurants with fresh produce. Vanavevhu's youth beneficiaries designed, created and manage these gardens, developing key skills such as business development, hydroponic agriculture techniques, and client management. We continue to help Vanavevhu manage corporate partnership relationships, demonstrate key results and provide guidance.