The Fund for Rural Prosperity encourages the ingenuity of African businesses in the financial sector. Through two competitions a year, the fund awards innovative ideas for bringing affordable and appropriate financial products and services to rural Africa.
Mastercard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion encourages banks and other financial service providers in developing countries to focus on the needs and expectations of people living in poverty.
The Mastercard Foundation Youth Think Tank is a research group made up of young people from the Foundation’s networks. Each year, a new cohort conducts research in their communities, makes recommendations based on their findings, and advises the Foundation. The Youth Think Tank is an integral part of the Foundation’s commitment to listening deeply and engaging youth.