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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    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

  • MasterCard's FRP hosts Africa Agri-Finance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya

    The Fund sponsored the Africa Agri-Finance Forum on the 25th and 26th of September that sought to discuss solutions to agri-finance challenges in Africa. To read more,

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  • ‘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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  • Ibero Uganda; making a significant difference to smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda

    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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  • 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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