Our Work in Action

Since our founding, we’ve partnered with more than 130 visionary organizations to increase financial inclusion and access to youth learning in Africa. By sharing our experiences and those of our partners, we hope to provoke thought, start conversations, and, ultimately, amplify our impact.

At the Mastercard Foundation, everything we do begins by listening to the people we aim to reach — un- and underemployed youth in Africa. They are our partners in developing solutions to youth unemployment, and their ideas influence the design of our projects on the continent. Read through our youth-authored content to get a glimpse of the energy, enthusiasm, and ingenuity that continues to inspire our work.

Listening to Young People

Hear from the young people who we work with.

Our Work in Action

Featured Content

Words of Wisdom from African Women Moving the World Forward

The African Women’s Leadership Conference recently hosted by Wellesley College provided seasoned African women leaders with an opportunity to share their leadership journeys with the continent’s emerging young women leaders.

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Affordable, Organic Fertilizer Championed by Zimbabwean Youth

A team of young Zimbabwean innovators is launching a new social venture that will improve the health and livelihoods of farmers in Domboshava village, one of the country’s most food-insecure communities.

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