MASTERCARD FOUNDATION FRP Scaling Agribusiness and Transparency
Improving farmer livelihoods through
agri-business training and traceability
SHIFT is working with Rwanda Trading Company (RTC) and Great Lakes Coffee (GLC) on a MasterCard Fund for Rural Prosperity scaling project to provide agri-business training and a mobile payment and traceability platform for East African farmers. Over a period of 3.5 years, the $2.5 million program will reach 70,000 farmers across Rwanda and Uganda.
Over the duration of the project, SHIFT will provide support as the project's development partner, sharing development-related knowledge throughout the design, management and impact reporting of the project.
Driving financial inclusion for smallholder coffee farmers
The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity is a US$50 million challenge fund to extend financial services to people living in poverty. The goal of the GLC/RTC project is to help improve incomes and livelihoods for East African coffee farmers through access to agri-business training, mobile payments, and traceability systems.
Location: Uganda and Rwanda
Farmers impacted: 70,000