Empowered life trust

About Us

If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. Read to learn how we are making an impact and how we intend to keep doing so.


To empower 10 000 young entrepreneurs by 2021


To serve our communities as the most trusted partner with leading programs in all relevant categories – as a passionate team united by shared values.


Creating sustainable lives and future

Our story

Empowered Life Trust is nonprofit making organization that empowers youths through
entrepreneurship and leadership development. They believe in the philosophy that youths have the potential to transform the world into a better place to live provided that they are given the right
environment and are properly nurtured into professional entrepreneurs and they are capable of transforming their society and communities.
Youth Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) is a practical and results-based initiative to produce growthoriented
(not survivalist) profitable businesses that are run professionally by youth from all 10 Provinces in Zimbabwe, and in 2017,

 a rural component was introduced for youths in rural areas to also benefit from the program. YEP is nurturing a new generation of (growth oriented) business persons. The YEP expo is an extension to the current YEP program and it is designed to create an environment for young entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses and products as well as networking with other business people in Zimbabwe, with the aim of securing markets and enhancing the skills and
knowledge of these young entrepreneurs, it will be an annual event and we will continue to grow it.world into a better place to live

Our Team

Jonah Mungoshi

After 13 years in the corporate world, Jonah Mungoshi, the Success Coach, decided to venture into business consulting. He has worked as a consultant with national, regional and international organizations including British Council, Standard Charterd Bank, USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is highly talented in coaching, facilitation and producing tangible results from any intervention. He is a published author, international award-winning public speaker (3rd best in the world in 2002), and he was rated one of the 10 outstanding young people in Zimbabwe in 2007. Jonah is the co-founder and Director at Empowered Life Trust.

Shingirai Chitsike

Shingirai Chitsike

Shingirai Chitsike has over 6 years of varied experience, both in the private and not-for-profit sectors that provide him with vast knowledge which he can productively tape into. His purpose in life is centred on enabling young people realise their entrepreneurial potential and taking necessary
action towards their goals. He is the co-founder of Empowered Life Trust a non-profit making organisation and the Program Lead for the Youth Entrepreneurs Program currently funded by CBZ Holdings. Shingie is a former Project Coordinator for the World Bank – Youth Innovation Fund Project. He is a also a former NMB Bank`s Junior Management Consultant. Shingirai plays a critical role in empowering young people in Zimbabwe this has seen him being certified by  International Youth Foundation to facilitate Passport to Success for other local NGOs in Zimbabwe. He holds an Honours Degree in (Hons) Business Studies, currently studying towards a Master of Science in Strategic Management and an advanced certificate in International Business Driving License. Shingie also facilitates Old Mutual`s ‘On the Money’ workshops.

Dorothy Maburisa

Dorothy maintains administrative workflow by studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures. She ensures continuity of work operations by documenting and communicating needed actions to management; discovering irregularities; determining continuing
needs. She is also the expert in the production of electronic products within Empowered Life Trust. Dorothy also handles administration and business development functions for the organization.

Tafadzwa Musarurwa

Tafadzwa Musarurwa is a Teen Life Coach and a dynamic Inspirational speaker whose purpose in life is to help young people discover, unlock and unleash their God given potential. A sought-after, passionate and memorable speaker, Tafadzwa has delivered his powerful messages to diverse audiences of young people. He has conducted and facilitated workshops for schools, churchesand many other teen organizations on topics such as learning and study methods, financial literacy, goal setting, managing peer pressure and time management. He also conducts one-on-one teen coaching sessions and through these coaching sessions he has impacted hundreds of teens andtweens as a result of his rich experience, in-depth knowledge and expertise in handling adolescence’s
issues. Tafadzwa has also featured several times on Star-FM’s motivational program Shot-in-the-arm and is the brains behind the Teen& Tween Breakthrough workshops that hold every school holiday in Zimbabwe’s major cities.


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