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    Supporting Business Projects to Transform Lives in Africa.

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  • 2017 COMPETITION

    Missed our first two application deadlines? The third call for applications is now open.

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  • 2017 COMPETITION

    Missed our first two application deadlines? The third call for applications is now open.

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  • 2017 COMPETITION

    The 2017 competition follows a ‘rolling’ format. Businesses can apply for financial support to develop, test and/or scale up existing and proven financial products, services or processes with the potential of improving the lives of rural people in Sub Saharan Africa.

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  • What is The Fund?

    Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity is a US$50 million challenge fund to extend financial services to people living in poverty. Read More
  • Why The Fund?

    Sub-Saharan Africa is growing rapidly but the pattern of growth has increased inequality and not led to substantial poverty reduction. Read More
  • How will The Fund help?

    The Fund will ensure 1,000,000 people in rural Africa have access to appropriate savings, credit and insurance services. Read More
  • Supported Projects

    The Fund has selected 19 business projects to support to date.

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The majority of rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa remain financially excluded. Over 70 percent of these families derive a large portion of their income from agricultural activities. Many financial service providers lack the knowledge and capacity to develop appropriate products and services that would enable the rural poor and smallholder farmers to become financially included.

What's happening

  • Malawi 2017 Information Workshop

    The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity is holding an information workshop in Blantyre, Malawi on Friday, 17 November 2017.

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  • Madagascar 2017 Information Workshop

    The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity conducted its first Madagascar information workshop for the 2017/2018 rolling competition in Antananarivo on Thursday, 9 November 2017.

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  • Sierra Leone 2017 Information Workshop

    The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity conducted its Sierra Leone information workshop for the 2017/2018 rolling competition on Tuesday 19 September, 2017. 

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  • Rwanda 2017 Information Workshop

    The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity conducted its Rwanda information workshop for the 2017/2018 rolling competition in Kigali on Thursday 21 September, 2017.

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