Tag: Mastercard Foundation

MasterCard Foundation supporting Youth Initiatives in Ghana

Global Communities, Solidaridad, and Participatory Development Associates (PDA) announced their partnership today with The MasterCard Foundation on an innovative employment initiative called “Youth Forward” for Ghana. The program assists economically disadvantaged young people to overcome barriers such as lack of formal employment, low levels of education, skills mismatches, and lack of access to credit by improving their ability to find… Read more →

Root Capital and The MasterCard Foundation to Increase Incomes for 300,000 Farmers in West Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8, 2016 Impact investing pioneer Root Capital (www.RootCapital.org) announced today at the African Green Revolution Forum a new partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (www.MastercardFdn.org) that will help raise incomes for over 300,000 smallholder farmers in West Africa. The Foundation has committed $5.2 million to Root Capital over five years to support early-stage agricultural businesses that generate transformational… Read more →

Esoko receives grant funding to help smallholder farmers in Ghana

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) this week announced a US$867,788 grant to Esoko Ghana for the implementation of a MasterCard Foundation-funded project- the Agro Input Access Solution Project. The 36-month project is expected to support the deployment of an innovative technology solution termed “Fashiba”, aimed at helping over 80,000 smallholder farmers to overcome challenges associated with… Read more →

Opportunity International and The MasterCard Foundation Plan To Help 7M Out of Poverty With $22.7M Partnership

Opportunity International (OI) is a non-profit microfinance organization established in 1971. Over the last 42 years OI has provided $6 billion in microfinance loans and has reached over 5 million clients in 22 countries. In 2009, The MasterCard Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partnered with OI and co-funded a $16 million project to expand access to saving accounts and… Read more →