The MasterCard Foundation advances youth learning and promotes financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries:
- People living in poverty require access to different services and opportunities to improve their lives. In particular, access to a range of basic financial services such as savings, loans, and insurance can help them run businesses, build assets, educate their children, and manage risks.
- Equipping young people with knowledge and skills— through formal and informal education—enables them to improve their employment prospects and contribute to their communities.
- We believe that the combination of skills-building, education, employment, and access to financial services can help people—particularly young people—living in the poorest parts of the world create pathways out of poverty.