TUCUZA ASSOCIATES LIMITED
A PARADIGM FOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
TUCUZA Associates Limited (TUCUZA) is a private company registered in Zambia under the Companies Act 1994. TUCUZA was set up as a social business to facilitate for and create entrepreneurial value with individuals and communities, both in urban and rural settings. In this way, we contribute our collective skills towards human development through economic development activities while creating shareholder value.
TUCUZA has a dual representation: the acronym stands for Tayanzula Umphawi CommUnities in Zambia Limited. “Tayanzula Umphawi” is a Chichewa saying translated directly to mean, “we have removed the poverty that covered us”. In TUCUZA we do not believe that people are poor, but that circumstances render them so. Given the right set of circumstances and a willingness to work, every person has an opportunity to remove the poverty that covers them.
Tukuza as a word means: ‘we are coming- watch this space!’ TUCUZA is set to do both