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Wilson Wizalamu

Head of Secretariat at Cent Cent Savings & Credit Co-operative Society


Head of Secretariat

 Cent Cent Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Limited (Cent Cent SACCO – Credit Union)

As a new generation credit union, Cent Cent SACCO is a product of applied research knowledge translation, which is

the science of taking research evidence and applying it to the real world. It will thus be sustained and will curve its

future permanent place on the financial services landscape by implementation of applied research. This is the major

preoccupation of Mr. Wilson Wizalamu as the Head of Secretariat in charge of the day to day operations of Cent

Cent SACCO. It is his major goal to see the credit union attain financial stability that would enable it to achieve holistic

human development for all in its sphere of influence as underpinned by the timeless philosophy of people helping


Mr. Wilson Wizalamu’s God given S.H.A.P.E (Skills, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experience) outlined below is

specially cut for this assignment which he considers his life purpose and vocation.


He is a certified Africa Credit Union Development Educator (ADE), a DGRV trained SACCO/CU

Trainer of Trainers, an ILO trained Financial Educator, and an ILO certified Making

Microfinance Work (MMW): Managing for better performance. In addition he is a certified

Partners Worldwide Trainer for the Business as a Mission (BAM) Course.

He holds an MBA from Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU), a Bachelor of Accountancy

(Honours) degree from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), a CIMA Diploma in Management

Accounting and an extra-curriculum certificate in Entrepreneurial Development (UZ)

He is a member in good standing of the Institute of Risk Managers of South Africa (IRMSA) a

professional body.


His heart is “to learn, to do, and to teach” in order to be a master of his craft, thus becoming

a well-equipped thought leader and practitioner for the socio-economic transformation of

communities in Africa, through the agency of credit unions/SACCOs, which appear to be the

world’s best kept secret in human development, International Development and the building

of financial capabilities of the marginaised.


He reads widely and is keen on writing, given to applied research and development that

feeds continuous education and training, mentoring and coaching for human beings to

achieve their full potential.


He is a determined decisive doer and a task-oriented introvert


He has over 20 years in microfinance, banking, financial reporting, management accounting,

regulatory and compliance accounting.

He is a husband of one lovely wife Lawrencia and is blessed with a supportive family that has sacrificed a lot and

continues to do so for this collective dream and mission. He is a father of three (two boys and one girl) for whom

together with the all Africa’s youth dividend, he sees himself as “The Bridge Builder”