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dc.contributor.author Fillipus, David
dc.date.accessioned 2024-02-12T06:36:10Z
dc.date.available 2024-02-12T06:36:10Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/3778
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of master in business administration- Finance en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the role of financial literacy on the financial sustainability of micro-businesses at the Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Centre in Namibia. Data was collected from 18 micro-business owners operational in the Centre. The study employed a qualitative method using an interview guide to conduct face-to-face interviews. Results show that 89 percent of micro-business owners are financially illiterate and this affects the financial sustainability of micro-businesses. Furthermore, the study revealed that all micro-businesses in the centre do not have access to funds in the formal financial market. This may be caused by micro-business owners’ low level of financial literacy that reduces their confidence to participate in the formal financial market and this influences their financial decision-making. It was also revealed that politics, high collateral and lack of information are some of the major factors that prevent micro-businesses from accessing funds. The study also revealed that 78 percent of micro-business owners have bad financial attitude. As a result, the study recommends for financial education to be introduced in schools from primary school level. There is also a need for major players in the financial market to conduct seminars to create awareness and make information available to the micro-business owners. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Financial literacy en_US
dc.subject Financial sustainability en_US
dc.subject Micro-businesses en_US
dc.subject Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Centre en_US
dc.subject Namibia en_US
dc.title Investigating the role of financial literacy in the financial sustainability of micro-businesses at Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Centre in Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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