Barclays Accelerator Game Changer: Wala

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Barclays Accelerator Game Changer: Wala

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Wala: helping those in need of financial education in Africa via @Barclays_cship
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 9:15am

CAMPAIGN: Access to financial and digital empowerment

CONTENT: Article

This is my dream job. If I wasn’t building Wala I’d be building another company, solving another problem.

We created our products because we recognised that a lot of people who started coming to us in Africa were in need of financial support – they wanted to save more money or reach particular financial goals – and we decided the first step to helping them was giving them the tools to start getting on that path. That’s why we decided to utilise the financial management app and integrate it into a digital banking platform.

I wanted to be an entrepreneur ever since I was a child. I consider myself a problem-solver and if I wasn’t doing something valuable with my time I didn’t put a lot of effort into it.