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Tuesday, 11. June 2019 - 17:24

20/20 Blog: Capturing industry learnings to turn hindsight into foresight

Explore the various lessons learned by the Fund and how findings from the Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab will help improve support for innovative businesses in rural Africa.

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Friday, 7. June 2019 - 11:43

VIDEO: Fund support enables flexible credit model for SolarNow to empower Ugandan farmers

Watch how SolarNow’s flexible credit model is helping rural farmers in Uganda.

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Thursday, 11. April 2019 - 17:22

The Impact of Big Data on Improving Digital Finance for Smallholder Agriculture in Africa

First Access has investigated the impact of big data on the efficiency of digital financial services for rural communities through detailed case studies, with several insightful results that could improve decision-making for smallholder farmers in Africa. 

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Wednesday, 10. April 2019 - 13:24

Creating an Interconnected Financial Ecosystem to Promote Active Use of Financial Products

Harleen Thati, the Fund’s Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, writes on how creating integrated financial systems can help reach a wider consumer base in rural communities, thereby stimulating rural economies and helping alleviate poverty on the continent. 

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Monday, 25. March 2019 - 10:51

Harnessing Mobile Connectivity to Promote Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project Manager for Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity, Kevin Genga, analyzes how mobile connectivity can be used to increase support of agribusinesses, fintechs and financial service providers in order to boost productivity and alleviate poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Tuesday, 5. March 2019 - 10:33

Press Release: Five Companies to receive approximately $4.4 million support from the Fund

Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity has announced that five companies with projects in Burundi, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, and Zambia will receive a collective sum of US$4,438,551 to implement their projects that will improve the lives of poor people living in rural areas of Africa.

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Monday, 14. January 2019 - 16:17

The financial inclusion challenge and opportunity in rural Africa

Ann Miles, Director Thought Leadership and Innovation at Mastercard Foundation, discusses the nature of financial inclusion on the African continent.

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Monday, 14. January 2019 - 16:12

The Fund is on a financial inclusion journey to make a difference

Watch as Ashley Onyango, Program Manager for Financial Inclusion at Mastercard Foundation, shares her experience and insights on financial inclusion in Africa and how it has evolved over time.

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Monday, 14. January 2019 - 16:06

Bridging gaps in the fresh fruit and vegetable value chain

Twiga Foods’ is helping farmers gain access to market for their fresh produce by bridging gaps in the agricultural value chain in Kenya.

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Juhudi Kilimo
Sunday, 13. January 2019 - 15:37

Juhudi Kilimo: Working to improve farmer access to financial services

Through support from Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity Juhudi Kilimo grants loans to rural farmers using a modified and convenient psychometric credit scoring system.

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