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  • Access Microfinance


    Project: Access2Access

    Amount: $15.6 million

    Countries: Liberia, Rwanda, Zambia

    Serve 600,000 new, active customers, 75 percent of whom are engaged in farming or agribusiness.

    Improve household incomes and increase well-being and security through the use of agents, mobile agri-financial services, and tools.

    Strengthen local bank management and technical capacity through talent development initiatives with 1,800 staff.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Expanding Access to Financial Services in Africa
  • Access to Finance Rwanda


    Project: Expanding Agricultural Finance in Rwanda

    Amount: $11.5 million

    Countries: Rwanda

    Increase access to and usage of financial services for 352,500 agricultural entrepreneurs.

    Test innovative digital and agent banking channels that can facilitate low-cost distribution of financial services nationally.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Next-Generation Financial Services
  • ACCION International


    Project: Smart Campaign III

    Amount: $4.4 million

    Countries: Pan - African

    Improve client protection in the microfinance industry, and help to de-emphasize certification and promote the local recognition of Client Protection Principles with a broader financial inclusion lens.


    Project: VentureLabs: Knowledge and Advisory for Early Stage Innovators

    Amount: $3.7 million

    Countries: Pan - African

    Identify and support the expansion of nine existing fintech companies in Africa and create at least two new companies to expand financial services to low-income clients in frontier markets like Nigeria and Ghana.

    Provide companies with technical assistance and ongoing financial and management support.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Next-Generation Financial Services
  • ACCION International – Center for Financial Inclusion


    Project: Board Fellowship Program

    Amount: $6.1 million

    Countries: Pan - African

    Deliver a fellowship program for Board members and CEOs of microfinance institutions in Africa to strengthen governance, client focus, risk management, and social performance oversight.

  • Aflatoun


    Project: Second Chance Education for Young Mothers

    Amount: $1.0 million

    Countries: Tanzania

    Work with Tanzanian Folk Development Colleges to provide accredited secondary education for out-of-school young mothers to support their transition to higher education and life after school.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Innovations in Secondary Education
  • African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC)


    Project: Hanga Ahazaza – Business Development Support for Small Businesses

    Amount: $1.1 million

    Countries: Rwanda

    Implement its Inkomoko Business Development program to support 270 tourism and hospitality businesses. The program will improve their capacity and skills, while also matching them with financial partners who can provide direct investment.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Hanga Ahazaza
  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)


    Project: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Amount: $25.0 million

    Countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Pan - African, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania

    Enable 500 qualified, yet economically disadvantaged African students to complete a master’s-level education in mathematical sciences.

    Support the AIMS Secretariat to increase the profile and prioritization of STEM education and research across the continent.

    Expand the Foundation’s network of partners committed to achieving its vision of education as a catalyst for social and economic transformation.

    Improve the quality of secondary-level teaching in science and mathematics.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Project: Leaders in Teaching – STEM Teacher Training

    Amount: $12.4 million

    Countries: Rwanda

    Train 4,700 STEM teachers in Rwanda.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Leaders in Teaching
  • African Leadership Academy (ALA)


    Project: Anzisha Prize

    Amount: $9.2 million

    Countries: South Africa

    Expand the Anzisha Program for youth entrepreneurship in Africa and provide ongoing training, support and mentorship to Anzisha Prize applicants and 125 Fellows.

    Serve 300 young entrepreneurs through the Youth Entrepreneur Support Unit (YES-U) program and 150 educators through the Educator program.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship

    Project: Beyond Education / Africa Careers Network

    Amount: $13.0 million

    Countries: Pan - African

    Support 85 academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged students in completing a university education, while fostering their leadership skills and their capacity to give back to their communities.

    Create an internship and careers network that will support approximately 350 of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Project: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program – Phase II

    Amount: $26.7 million

    Countries: Pan - African

    Support 300 academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged students in completing a university education, while fostering their leadership skills and their capacity to give back to their communities.

    Generate and build the capacity of recruitment partners in Africa to identify and place students in reputable universities.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Project: Project: Transitions Support – Project Fundisha

    Amount: $1.2 million

    Countries: South Africa, Uganda

    Extend the reach of the Africa Careers Network to African university partners and Scholars (500) and strengthen the capacity of secondary education partners.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Project: Decennial Scholarships

    Amount: $1.5 million

    Countries: South Africa

    Support 10 scholarships per year for five years to enable economically disadvantaged young people from across the African continent to attend ALA.

  • AgDevCo


    Project: Agricultural Finance for Smallholders and Related Businesses

    Amount: $14.0 million

    Countries: Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

    Increase productivity and market access of 490,000 smallholder farmers so they can improve their livelihoods.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Rural and Agricultural Finance
  • AGRA


    Project: Financial Inclusion for Smallholder Farmers in Africa Project (FISFAP)

    Amount: $15.5 million

    Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania

    Expand access to financial services for 728,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ghana by using agribusinesses as a method of financing.

    Support agricultural market information systems and payment innovations to serve farmers with a range of financial and non-financial services.

    Share financial inclusion models and approaches through research, documentation, and dissemination.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Rural and Agricultural Finance