News & Events

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity’s goal is to transform lives across Sub-Saharan Africa and make financial inclusion a reality for all Africans, especially those in the rural areas. Stay updated with the strides the Fund and its grantees are making as well as news and events from around the world that align with our objectives.

Published Wednesday, 10. April 2019 - 15:24

Easy Solar nominated to: the top 100 energy transition start ups

Start Up Energy Transition has nominated Fund participant Easy Solar on its list of the top 100 startups of 2019 working on the global energy transition.

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Published Tuesday, 5. March 2019 - 9:07

Press Release: Five Companies to receive approximately $4.4 million support from the Fund

Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity has announced that five companies with projects in Burundi, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, and Zambia will receive a collective sum of US$4,438,551 to implement their projects that will improve the lives of poor people living in rural areas of Africa.

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Published Thursday, 7. February 2019 - 9:30

Alternative Credit Scoring and Its Role in Financial Inclusion Webinar

The first webinar of 2019 was held on 30th January, where several speakers, among them the Fund’s Team Leader, Wambui Chege, discussed Alternative Credit Scoring and its role in financial inclusion in Africa.

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Published Thursday, 17. January 2019 - 13:03

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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Published Friday, 14. December 2018 - 14:10

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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Published Monday, 3. December 2018 - 15:00

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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