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Published 15 Dec 2022

MAKING AN IMPACT: THE FUND IN NUMBERS

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity has invested close to USD 50 million to boost the provision of financial services to poor rural customers in Africa. In this process, a variety of business models were supported resulting in the development of 171 new financial products. To enable their absorption and use, capacity building has been conducted to nearly 3 million people across the continent. Ultimately, over 5.3 million people have gained access to financial services from this work over seven and a half years. 

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Published 15 Dec 2022

TEAM VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES

We gave Fund team members the opportunity to say a few words about their experiences working on the Fund. Here is how they responded.

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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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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 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 13 Aug 2018

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

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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