Current registered membership of ZCIEA is 198 466.
With subscribed membership of 11 870.
60% are women, 25% men and 15% youth
POTENTIAL MEMBERSHIP IS ABOVE 4 MILLION
- Fruit and vegetable traders
- Street hawkers and vendors e.g airtime sellers
- Cross border traders
- Foreign currency dealers
- Carpenters, welders and tradesman
- Motor mechanics and panel beaters
- Artisanal miners
- Brick moulders
- Retail (sole traders) e.g Tuckshop owners
- Tailors, screen & paper printers
- Poultry traders
- Commodity brokers
- Technical services providers
The list of where membership is drawn from is not exhaustive .The above categorisation highlights how the informal economy has bocome the backbone of the Zimbabwe Economy.