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Published 05 Sep 2019

Visiting Baobab+ Mali

Fund Project Manager, Simon Kimura, Monitoring and Evaluation Associate, Emily Mbiriti and Finance Manager, Joseph Ondiek, along with Maeva Amager of IPE Triple Line, visited Baobab+ in Mali to assess its progress to date.

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Published 05 Sep 2019

The Fund Visits Easy Solar in Sierra Leone

Fund Project Manager, Grace Njoroge and Grants Associate, Martha Ouma visited Easy Solar, a Fund supported project recently. The objective of the visit was mainly to assess high level project progress.

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Published 03 Sep 2019

Breakfast with Reeta Roy in Accra, Ghana

Read about Mastercard Foundation CEO’s one-on-one discussions with Fund participants in Accra, Ghana.

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Published 11 Jun 2019

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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Published 07 Jun 2019

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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Published 11 Apr 2019

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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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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