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Child & Youth Finance International

Youth Livelihoods


Facilitate innovation and collaboration among stakeholders to improve access to financial services, financial literacy, skills and entrepreneurship among young people in Africa.

The MasterCard Foundation partnered with CYFI in 2014 to heighten the importance of financial literacy for young people among government leaders, policymakers, financial institutions and youth organizations. This first phase built a network of partners who will continue to champion policies and programs focused on youth. The second phase of this project, starting in 2016, will offer continued support to mobilize and engage the CYFI partner network, providing technical assistance, innovation strategies and knowledge exchange, including through CYFI’s SchoolBank model and the Ye! online community.



$1.2 million


Three years