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Published 10 Apr 2019

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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Published 25 Mar 2019

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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Published 05 Mar 2019

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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Alternative Credit Scoring
Published 04 Feb 2019

Webinar: Taking Stock of Alternative Credit Scoring

Read key notes about the role and progress of alternative credit scoring systems in financial inclusion.

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Published 14 Jan 2019

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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Published 14 Jan 2019

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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Published 14 Jan 2019

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
Published 13 Jan 2019

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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Published 17 Dec 2018

Press Release: Three companies to benefit from approximately US$ 3 million support from the Fund

Companies based in Burundi, Malawi and Rwanda will receive a total of US$2,808,295 from the Fund as support for their innovative businesses in rural parts of Africa.

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Published 26 Oct 2018

Press release: Nine new projects focused on financial inclusion to receive more than US$9 million

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity has announced that nine companies across Africa will receive more than US$9 million to support projects that expand financial inclusion in rural Africa.

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