Since its founding in 2006, the Mastercard Foundation has grown from a small “start-up” with just three employees to one of the largest foundations in the world. In our first decade, we’ve partnered with more than 130 visionary organizations to increase financial inclusion and access to youth learning in Africa. Together, we have improved the lives of more than 40 million people and their families.
Here you will find stories and perspectives from our employees, partners, and young innovators we work with in Africa.
Listening to Young People
The young people we work with 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 what we do.