Review - From Destitute to Plenitude by Helena Louiesa Mynhardt

By Carmen, 25 December 2018
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Year Published: 2018

Genre: Memoir; Autobiography


In this book, author, Louiesa, writes about her triumphant entrepreneurial victory from an impoverished background. As a self-made entrepreneur, she identified and successfully pursued a business opportunity with her employer who granted her a rare chance to be placed on their panel as an external vendor (debt collector) before BEE became law. Find out how laws are altered and manipulated to benefit the rich at the expense of the poor. The possible reason why South Africa is unable to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor is scrutinized. Read about how the change in government policy on dividend taxation saved the day.

Journey with the author, as she faced numerous business challenges on her own.

South African legislation was intended to serve everybody. However, manipulation and alteration from its original meaning and intention resulted in benefiting the rich at the expense of the poor. The government is constantly changing the laws but finding it difficult to keep up with ongoing manipulation.

This is truly a remarkable journey in the life of Louiesa who did not allow poverty barriers to curb her success. Her dogged determination made it possible for her to succeed despite many obstacles that she sees as prohibitive poverty barriers to many ordinary South Africans.

About the Author:

Helene Louiesa Mynhardt is a self-made entrepreneur who is a founding member and Managing Director of Sterling Debt Recoveries Johannesburg South Africa. Sterling is a leading collection agency, founded in November 1998. She has a 40% shareholding in this business. The business provides efficient, large scale services on a commission basis to large credit-granting institutions. This is her first attempt at writing.

Connect with the Author:

Please note that this author doesn’t appear to have any social media or website at this point in time.

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My Take on the Book:

This author was able to achieve quite a bit; even though there was some roadblocks along the way, with the author’s own business having its share of ups and downs. I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

This is the second book that I’ve read by this author, and I’m intrigued to see what her writing future holds.