6 March 2020, Johannesburg, South Africa: Women comprise more than 50% of the population in Africa and drive 70% of spend. Yet, women’s influence and contributions are not being fully leveraged for society’s collective advantage, because too much of the world we live in today was not designed with women involved or with women in …
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Cairo, Egypt – Jan. 15, 2020 – Mastercard announced a global effort to pay garment factory workers digitally, a pivot from traditional cash payroll, to ensure they receive their hard-earned wages securely and consistently. With industry partners including Levi Strauss & Co., Marks & Spencer and Vanity Fair Corp., and in conjunction with global nonprofit …
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Mastercard funds the Junior Achievement South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme (YEDP) to help empower women to pursue entrepreneurial ventures of their own. YEDP graduate Anolia Lusunzi shares her story. In 2005, I came to Gauteng and started gambling, going to night clubs and became addicted for ten years. I also fell pregnant but being …
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Empowering Women in Africa

13 May, 2016 10:57

In recent years, MasterCard has embarked on a number of initiatives to drive women empowerment, as we believe economically empowered women are major catalysts for development. We know an empowered women typically invests their money into their children’s health, nutrition and education which is the ultimate in the investment of a strong future. According to …
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“Financial inclusion helps lift people out of poverty and can help speed economic development. It can draw more women into the mainstream of economic activity, harnessing their contributions to society.” Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director, the World Bank //// For the financial inclusion of women to be truly successful education about financial tools and how …
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