Esido joined SEF as a Development Facilitator (loan officer) in 2001. Since then he held various positions in the Operations department: Branch Manager, Zonal Manager and Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer. In 2012 he was appointed to Research and Development Manager, where he is responsible for social performance monitoring, evaluating progress of SEF clients, and managing SEF’s adult financial education programme, amongst other projects.
Esido completed two courses on Supervising, Managing and Developing Staff of Microfinance Institutions, and Product Development and Strategic Marketing for MFIs. He also obtained a microfinance certificate from the University of Pretoria in 2011. Esido is fluent in Xitsonga, Tshivenda and English.