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Mastercard Foundation Announces New Fund to Seed Young African Leaders’ Social Ventures

Over the next two years, the Foundation will dedicate US$2M for a pilot project that will expand Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ capacity to exercise transformative leadership by putting their social and entrepreneurial ideas into action.

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Young Women Shine at the 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards

The Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy are thrilled to announce that 22-year-old healthcare entrepreneur Melissa Bime has won the US$25,000 Grand Prize at the 8thannual Anzisha Prize awards gala.

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Habitat for Humanity Finds Housing Microfinance Helps Improve Living Conditions

A new report from Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter shows that low-income people in Kenya who obtain innovative microfinance loans to improve their housing also experience a significant increase in their quality of life.

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Nine new projects focused on financial inclusion to receive more than US$9 million from the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) today announced that nine companies from seven countries will receive more than US$9 million to support projects that expand financial inclusion in rural Africa.

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From Financial Inclusion to Employment: Four Ways Superplatforms Will Shape Africa’s Future

We discuss four mechanisms by which the arrival of superplatforms in Africa is likely to have a significant positive effect on financial inclusion, small business and employment for African young adults in the future.

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IFC, Mastercard Foundation Launch Handbook to Promote Access to Finance in Rural Africa

New Digital Financial Services for Agriculture Handbook supports the expansion of financial inclusion to smallholder farmers and agricultural value chain actors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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