Hillary Musarurwa

  • Programme Manager in the Humanities Education Development Unit, University of Cape Town
  • Founder & Chief Social Entrepreneur , PENYA Finance
  • University of Cape Town, Innovation / IT


Hillary is a Zimbabwean social entrepreneur and emerging action researcher. He is a strong believer in the creation of alternative ways of doing business that challenge the system. Hillary is currently focused researching on how social entrepreneurship can be used to address social injustice, inequality and poverty amongst youth in Zimbabwe. He is the founder of PENYA, a financial institution that enhances financial inclusion for Bottom of the Pyramid youth. Hillary is also involved in providing migrant youth with access to financial services through PENYA Finance.

Greatest Achievement

Piloting his social financial institution (PENYA Finance) and publishing 3 conference papers and 1 book chapter.

Professional Interests

Social entrepreneurship and the creation of opportunities for marginalised groups such as youth and migrants.