Prisca Nemapare, Co-Founder


Prisca grew up in rural Zimbabwe, living with her grandmother. She was a hard-working and determined student, and eventually she won scholarships to continue her education in the U.S.  After eleven years Prisca received her PhD in nutrition.  Shortly thereafter she became a professor of nutrition at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. 


Nancy Clark, Co-Founder

Nancy Clark grew up in Vermont, graduating from the University of Vermont with a degree in nursing. Even in nursing school she gravitated to community health and activitism. Her entire career has focused on the health and well being of women and children through her work in pediatrics in NYC, and then in home care, first in Connecticut and then Vermont, developing programs to meet the needs of young families. It has been a natural transition to this same type of work in rural Zimbabwe.



Blessing Maturi, Assistant

Blessing is Zienzele's only paid staff member. He is an indispensable jack-of-all-trades who helps Prisca and Nancy when they are doing field work in Zimbabwe. Blessing lives in Harare and travels with Prisca and Nancy to the villages in Masvingo to assist the work Zienzele does there.

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