Mastercard and Glovo Join Forces to Fight Hunger in Africa

The collaboration pledges 300,000 meals for Nigerian and Kenyan schoolchildren, promoting education and combating poverty.

Global leader in the technology and payment industry, Mastercard, recently announced its collaboration with Glovo, a pioneering multi-category app that connects consumers with restaurants, pharmacies, groceries and retail stores, to address hunger and foster education in underserved communities. Together, they are set to provide over 300,000 meals for school children in Nigeria and Kenya for an entire school year, marking a significant step in combating poverty, malnutrition and inadequate learning.

In its commitment to social responsibility, Mastercard strives to empower individuals and promote equitable prosperity globally. By teaming up with Glovo, the focus is on combating hunger and ensuring school children have access to nutritious meals, fostering an environment where both learning and growth can thrive.

To maximize impact, Mastercard has strategically partnered with local charities – the Lagos Food Bank initiative in Nigeria and Food4Education in Kenya. For every transaction on the Glovo app, Mastercard will make donations to these charities, funding a meal for a child in need. This unique initiative represents a first-of-its-kind effort in both West and East Africa, reinforcing Mastercard’s commitment to sustainable solutions benefiting people, the planet, and overall prosperity.

Our mission is to bring the advantages of the digital economy to one billion individuals. In a payment landscape full of possibilities, our commitment is to set our cards apart by not only boosting consumers’ purchasing power, but also delivering unmatched satisfaction. Our broader goal is to seamlessly foster positive impact, as exemplified by this joint effort with Glovo to eradicate hunger and foster an effective learning experience.

Folasade Femi-Lawal, Country Manager and Area Business Head, West Africa, Mastercard

At Glovo, we believe that positive change starts locally. Our collaboration with Mastercard represents a joint effort to address a specific challenge: the eradication of hunger and the promotion of equitable prosperity in Kenya and Nigeria. Recognizing that social challenges require collective action, we understand that partnerships between businesses can lead to a more significant impact in local communities and inspire others to embark on similar projects.    

Lamide Akinola, General Manager of Nigeria, Glovo 

Through this initiative, Mastercard and Glovo aim to provide not just meals, but hope and happiness to children in underserved areas by creating a positive environment that will have an impact on their education and well-being. The collaboration underscores the importance of collective action in addressing societal challenges, and Mastercard invites its cardholders to be active participants in this meaningful endeavour.

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