Financial literacy is one of the pillars of financial stability. It is important because it equips women with the knowledge and skills required to manage money effectively. Improving financial literacy is a long-term behavioral change initiative. It requires a multi-faceted approach and sustained action over time to bring about gradual improvement.

According to the Senior Economist at the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe Sanderson Abel, improving the financial literacy has a beneficial flow-on effect to the broader economy, increasing levels of enterprising financial behavior and greater participation in financial services and markets. Listed below are institutions which provide financial literacy training for women in Zimbabwe.

angle-left Zimbabwe Women's Bureau

Zimbabwe Women's Bureau (ZWB) is a national membership private voluntary organization (NGO), that was formed in 1978, with the main goal of promoting, facilitating and supporting the achievement of socio-economic rights of women in Zimbabwe. ZWB is registered by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare as a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) (W.O.45/78) and has a membership of 25,000 women countrywide.

Since its inception, it has adopted a pluralistic, participatory, sustainable and holistic approach to women’s empowerment and development. Through its programs in agriculture and food security, entrepreneurship and business development, capacity strengthening, research, information dissemination as well as advocacy and lobbying. ZWB has contributed to policy changes and made a life changing positive impact to thousands of households around Zimbabwe.

Areas covered
ZWB offers technical and business development that can help women entrepreneurs through;

‣ Financial literacy
‣ Community income savings and lending methodology
‣ Business coaching and mentoring
‣ Skills training for business development
‣ Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs)

Enrollment procedure
For one to be a beneficiary of these services she is required to be a member of ZWB by paying a small annual subscription fee.

Contact information

Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau
43 Hillside Road, P.O. Box CR 120
Craneborne, Harare
Tel/Fax: +263 (04) 747434; 747433; 747809; 747905; 00263 (0) 712 882 823
Facebook: Zimbabwe Womens Bureau