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Associazione Zenzero was founded in 2015 in Lugano as a non-profit organisation and in 2019 it became a non-profit organisation under Italian law.


Our planet.

Since 2015, we have been carrying out social entrepreneurship projects in Africa with a clear objective: to develop sustainability activities for the protection of the environment and its continued healthy growth.

The strength of women.

We train local communities by passing on skills and resources so that they can become an active part of the economic system, with a special focus on women's energy and enormous willpower.


The ethical approach.

We are committed to promoting the legality and transparency of projects, through full compliance with national and international regulations and full financial reporting. In addition, we place respect for the individual at the forefront, guaranteeing the rights of the communities involved.


Responsible impact.

Every activity must have a positive impact on society, the environment and the economy, through careful measurement according to predefined parameters.


The Associazione Zenzero team has developed a high level of expertise, proven by its history and its active and expanding projects in various African countries, and has become a reliable partner with whom to develop a lasting and positive journey.


Jane Lepori, CEO


Business administration, Internationalization, Foreign Investments, Manager of recycling centres in Ethiopia, Uganda and Ghana. Founder and CEO of the trust company Horizon Advisors.


Stefano Sala, Fundraiser


Marketing & Communication, Public Relations, profit and non-profit partnership developer.


Virna Buda, Project Manager


Marketing & Communication, training and operational set up of recycling centres in Ethiopia and Uganda.


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