All You Need to Know about Jack Halfon
Jack Halfon is an entrepreneur who resides in South Africa but was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is the largely popular as the founder of a micro-lending institution known as Atlas finance. Atlas finance has been shaped by him right into a model of responsibility, customer service and ethics. He started this business in Johannesburg as a small business and it’s grown into one of the largest microlending institutions in Johannesburg with over 170 branches in South Africa. Despite the vastness of his business, he has never lost the essence of the qualities that matter the most to his clients which are integrity and a desire to see his clients get what they need. That is why his business continues to be in a position to lend to over two million people since the start of his company in 1994. For Jack, his clients are not any different from the members of his family. His company, Atlas Finance Ltd, gives loans of an amount of 8,000 rand or less to clients who may need to pay for household expenses, hospital bills, tuition for school, transportation costs and other debts. Halfon and his workers at Atlas Finance ensure it is possible for those who reside in several South African cities like Johannesburg, Durban Pretoria, Soweto, Cape Town along with other major cities to meet their daily expenses.
Jack Halfon went through many challenges as he tried to start his business, and thus he understands the problems that most of his clients go through. He endured several drawbacks as well as challenges before his business could pick up. He finally became a successful entrepreneur in the South African microfinance sector providing help to those who find themselves experiencing similar problems although, in fact, he began his business conglomerate with only 300 rand. This has made him a philanthropist, giving back to the people around him to assist the poor in society. Through his philanthropic activities, he hopes to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. He writes blogs and articles giving free advice on what steps to take to make it in the microfinance business.
Not only is Jack Halfon an entrepreneur who is successful, he’s a committed family man and an enthusiastic white and black photographer as he is a proud husband to a wife, has three children and three grandchildren. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and watching it thrive. He’s well-traveled around the world and has captured the essence of individuals and places using his camera. He published his collection of black and white photography known as Faces and Places in the year 2011. He gave the earnings he got from this publication to charities in South Africa. He is indeed a man of numerous hats who continues to make great contributions to society.