Gerald Munyaradzi N.

Zimbabwe

Summary

I am devoted to and stand out in three areas: business development by providing win win solution for SMEs through to non-profit making organisation; Social and economic inclusion of women’s businesses and Savings Groups; and Making financial inclusion the catalyst for economic development. Let me expand a bit: I’m a start-up business development manager and financial inclusion consultant with a track record of helping businesses make their first revenue and reduce the payback period. I have managed to grow the business of mobile money channel partners as well as my company, at the same time ensuring the bottom of the pyramid are the ultimate beneficiaries. I’m an accomplished Development Finance practitioner, with an appreciation of the challenges associated with sourcing. My strengths are vested in Domestic Resource Mobilization. The Bottom of the Pyramid are equally capable of contributing immensely to economic development if provided with the necessary tools and have the right access. Official Development Assistance is going down for most frontier economies and DRM can be the best home remedy. For years emerging economies have had economic policies (Structural Adjustment Programs) crafted for them, unfortunately majority have failed. Now is the time to come up with home grown solutions. Financial inclusion is the easy starting point. My passion and experience lies in finding solutions that brings about positive change in families, which leads to social inclusion thus community development. Women are family financial managers and their savings groups need to be formalised and contribute to economic development. A country that does not save will not grow. Exclusive economic growth leads to income inequity. I help savings clubs to find the best linkage solution for them to formalize. I’m currently working with a woman only savings club that wants to transition to an investment club then eventually a corporative bank for women.

Experience

  • financial services
  • development
  • vulnerable groups
  • private sector development
  • banking & finance budgeting
  • zimbabwe
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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