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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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Published 13 Oct 2018

Innovate and Include Newsletter

We are excited to introduce the first issue of our Innovate & Include Newsletter, a new quarterly publication that aims to keep you updated on several aspects of the Fund.

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Published 20 Sep 2018

‘Making Rural and Agricultural Finance accessible’ using Equitel MVNO

Equitel, a product of Finserve Africa Limited, utilizes a thin SIM system designed to grant users access to financial services such as instant loans as well as several types of money management through mobile phone technology.

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Published 20 Sep 2018

GABRIELLE ROSENAU: HOW IBERO UGANDA IS INCREASING SMALLHOLDER COFFEE FARMER PRODUCTIVITY

Ibero aims to help smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda achieve maximum crop yield by implementing sustainable agricultural solutions, chief among them being to avail transparency in coffee value chain processes.

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Published 03 Sep 2018

USD 1 million for Kenyan farmers Agri-Wallet project

Dodore, creator of the Agri-wallet mobile application, is collaborating with SNV to expand the agri-finance tool through support from the MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity.

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