Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. As one of the largest, independent foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion in order to alleviate poverty. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by MasterCard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org or follow us on Twitter @MCFoundation.
Presents an introduction to savings-led microfinance and a synopsis of case studies including PACT’s Women’s Empowerment and Literacy-led Alternative to Financial Institution Building”, “CARE’s Mata Masu Dubara Project, Microfinance for the Rural Poor that Works; “The New Microfinance: An Essay on the Self-Help group Movement in India”, “Community Savings Funds: Providing Access to Basic Financial Services in Marginalized Rural Areas of Mexico” and “Ashrai: A Savings-led Model for Fighting Poverty and Discrimination”. All case studies summarized are approximately one page in length.