The financial statistics for the average African are horrifying, says financial adviser Mlamuli Mbambo. He founded Money Fundi to provide people with financial education to improve their relationship with money and the skills to achieve financial wellbeing. “I want to see entrepreneurs and businesses become financially sustainable, young people building income-generating assets, and South Africans living within responsible debt levels before retiring comfortably,” he says. That’s a big wish list, which he tackles through fun and interactive talks, masterclasses and workshops. He also wrote the book Winning the Money Game, A Guide to Financial Well-Being, telling a story with financial lessons. During the Covid-19 lockdown, he extended his reach with his YouTube channel, Winning the Money Game. Mbambo is the commissioner of financial literacy at the Reset Global United Nations Advisory Board, and in 2019 was chosen to attend the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.
At some point you need to give yourself permission to live your own dream.