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Mastercard Foundation: One Business at a Time: Building Resilience in the Face of a Pandemic

Mastercard Foundation launched the COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Programme (CRRP) to help micro- small- medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to respond to and withstand the impact of pandemic

When the first case of  COVID-19 was detected in Kenya in March 2020, it marked the beginning of a long journey of business uncertainty, disruption and great anxiety for entrepreneurs of all categories. It was especially hard for micro-enterprises and other small businesses, which traditionally do not have cash reserves…

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Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC’s Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative delivers first tranche of over 15 million vaccines

Through Saving Lives and Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation is purchasing vaccines for more than 65 million people

The Mastercard Foundation (www.MastercardFdn.org) and Africa CDC jointly announced that 15.2 million vaccines purchased under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative are currently being distributed across Africa. Through Saving Lives and Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation is purchasing vaccines for more than 65 million people. This is the first tranche of…

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Mastercard Foundation to deploy $1.3 billion in partnership with Africa CDC to save lives and livelihoods

The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative will acquire vaccines for at least 50 million people

The Mastercard Foundation (www.MastercardFdn.org) has announced that it will deploy $1.3 billion over the next three years in partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to save the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Africa and hasten the economic recovery of the continent. The…

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The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity Launches New Funding Opportunity for Financial Services Providers to Improve the Lives of Poor People in Rural Africa

Nearly US$ 3 million also committed to winners of the Fund’s Innovation Competition 2016

The MasterCard Foundation (www.MasterCardFdn.org) Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) (www.FRP.org) today launched a new competition to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.  The 2017 competition will follow a ‘rolling’ format. It will…

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Ideas Matter Research Fellowships for West African Scholars

A new fellowship which supports the research of young academics in the region focusing on women, technology and entrepreneurship

The West African Research Association (WARA) (www.BU.edu/wara) and The MasterCard Foundation (www.MasterCardFdn.org) are pleased to announce the recipients of the Ideas Matter Fellowship Program; a new fellowship which supports the research of young academics in the region focusing on women, technology and entrepreneurship. The USD$4,000 grants will allow recipients to…