Petronella Chigara

Petronella Chigara-Dhitima is the Managing Director of Mustard Seed Consultancy and an expert in microfinance and SME development with an experience of more than 21 years.

Petronella Chigara-Dhitima is a microfinance expert with more than 24 years of experience in 17 African countries and other developing countries in Asia and Latin America. She manages her own consulting firm called Mustard Seed Consulting. Some of her current major clients include the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the International Youth Foundation. She is a certified Smart Assessor and has conducted institutional assessments in Uganda, Ghana, and India. Petronella has held various operational, managerial, and senior advisory positions in institutions like ACCION, the International Labor Organization (ILO), CARE Zimbabwe, and Zambuko Trust.

Posts by Petronella Chigara

Use and Impact of Savings Services Among Poor People in Zimbabwe: What It Means for Microfinance Institutions

This study outlines the reasons for which poor people save and the methods through which they rely on generally informal mechanisms in Zimbabwe.