Making Finance Accessible to Rural Communities.

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    Gabrielle Rosenau on Ibero Uganda’s solution for Coffee Farmers.

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  • Prep-eez Technology

    Improving incomes and building resilience among cocoa farmers in Ghana

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    Supporting Business Projects to Transform Lives in Africa.

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  • Ibero Uganda Limited

    A company transforming farmers’ lives through financial access

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  • First Access

    A financial technology company using data to improve financial access

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  • Innovationcompetition

    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

  • Fund to be represented at Pwani Innovation Week

    The Fund shall be showcasing its supported projects at Pwani Innovation Week, taking place from the 4th to the 7th December, 2018, in Mombasa, Kenya.

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  • The Fund sponsors Finovate Africa 2018 conference in South Africa

    The Fund is sponsoring Finovate Africa on the 27th and 28th November 2018 in Cape Town. FRP's Team Leader, Wambui Chege, will showcase innovations in the Fund’s portfolio during the conference in South Africa.

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  • 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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  • 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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