• Prep-eez Technology

    Improving incomes and building resilience among cocoa farmers in Ghana

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    A company transforming farmers’ lives through financial access

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    A financial technology company using data to improve financial access

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    The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity is on its way to transforming lives in Sub Saharan Africa. View our current portfolio of supported projects.

  • 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
  • Featured Project

    Prep-eez: Improving Incomes and Building Resilience among Cocoa Farmers in Ghana.

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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

  • 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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  • Zambezi Prize For Financial Inclusion Finalists Announcement

    Apollo Agriculture (Kenya) and Farmerline (Ghana) have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion announced by MIT Legatum Center and Mastercard Foundation.

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  • Get to Know: Prep-eez Technology Limited

    Prep-eez, with assistance from the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity, has embarked on an innovative project to uplift smallholder cocoa farmers in Ghana.

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  • Malawi 2017 Information Workshop

    The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity conducted its Malawi information workshop for the 2017/2018 rolling competition in Blantyre on Friday, 17 November 2017.

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