Making Finance Accessible to Rural Communities.

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

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    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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    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


    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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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

  • Webinar: Alternative Credit Scoring

    Join the Fund as it holds its first webinar of 2019 focusing on Alternative Credit Scoring and its Role in Financial Inclusion. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm East African Time.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fund for Rural Prosperity at Pwani Innovation Week

    The Mastercard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity was at the recently concluded Pwani Innovation Week, where Programme and Learning Manager, Grace Njoroge, presented several innovative companies that are supported by the Fund.

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