Our UK team

Our Zimbabwe team

Elisha Gobvu

Vice Secretary

Currently engaged with Highlands Presbyterian Church as Missions and Outreach Coordinator. He is of value to HAC due to his vast experience and expertise in project coordination. Studied Theology, Project Management, and General Management courses, which helped him to join Highlands Presbyterian Church in Zimbabwe as a Missions & Outreach Coordinator in 2010 up to date. 

Marko Tafirenyika Chiwaridzo 

Board Member

Holds a Bachelor of Laws LLBS (Honours) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is an associate member of the IPMZ. He has been in active legal practice for approximately 25 years. Mr Chiwaridzo has vast experience in corporate, labour, mining and investment law. Currently owns a legal firm and will bring his experience in developing policies for the organisation. 

Rumbidzai Mzenda

Board Member 

Rumbidzai holds a BA (Honours) English & Communication from the Midlands State University and a PGDip in Public Relations (UNISA). She has worked in NGOs for over 10yrs in Zimbabwe and South Africa. She is passionate about gender issues and empowering young women to reach their full potential. She enjoys reading and baking. 

Tafadzwa S.Mupambo 

Project Manager

An accomplished Social Worker with professional experience in child welfare, disability issues, research, policy analysis, resource mobilisation and project management. She holds Msc in Social Work and Honors in Social Work. 

The team behind our work!

Hope for African Communities started as a movement in Zimbabwe and this has enabled us to have a team in the Zimbabwe that is led by the trustees in UK.  The team works tirelessly and make our fundraising efforts and indeed HAC UK work easier.

All of our trustees work on a voluntary basis and we grateful for their input. 

Mufaro Mapanda

Founder/ Chair Trustee

 Has been in the supervisory role for over 10 years managing vast infrastructure and personnel of over 100. Her passion is philanthropy helping the underprivileged. She has great leadership skills proven by her vision of bringing HAC to fruition. She holds extensive certificates and Awards from her previous role on the underground. 

Fortune Mketwa


Tekpenor Anim


Tek will bring in support to the improvement of peoples outcomes through targeted interventions and long term projects that will lead to these communities being able to achieve and maintain the best possible standards of living.  He will be of value to the organisation.

Mark Anthony Newstead


Experience in web design, graphic design, video editing, business support, Mark will bring in support in an enhanced website design approach to the organisation. He has helped HAC through accounts support, strategic plan and video support. Mark has passion in helping Africa reach its potential and helping those in poverty.

Nancy Zinyemba

Executive Administrator

The go to person. She is an accomplished individual who coordinates the day to day running of HAC Zim branch. A college graduate from Ranch House College, she maximises efficiency and productivity.

Tarisai Matevera


A University of Zimbabwe graduate, he has an Illustrious history in the banking industry. He is involved in various charity activities and runs a scholarship fund for 20 high school children. He brings strategic vision to the organisation.

Precious Kwashirai


Currently a Finance and Admin director at Intercrest Capital, she has over 15 years experience in insurance and finance industry. She is of value to HAC due to her vast experience and expertise in finance and economic analysis. She holds a Bsc degree in finance and banking and a Masters degree in strategic business planning. 

Erison Chingoma


Currently an Admin. Assistant with the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Centre. He holds a Diploma in public relations, certificate in business management and performance management. His experience and expertise in administration will be of value to the organisation. 


'Aiming to empower communities through active projects  and local participation'


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Basildon, SS142AQ



0044 7939 344727


Registered Charity in England & Wales: 1178602 

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