Within the scope of the campaign MasterCard continues to fight hunger in the past five years, Mastercard President and CEO Ajay Banga, received an award on January 18, at the traditional World Economic Forum Dinner. As a result of MasterCard’s support, people in need in the hunger fighting communities, can provide food with electronic coupons from local businesses and these coupons are passed to people with no access to financial services through mobile phones or cards.
The Executive Director Cousin while handing the Prize, expressed his satisfaction with the ‘Zero Hunger’ Project pursued in partnership with Mastercard and continued: ‘Under Ajay’s incredible leadership, Mastercard stands side by side with WFP and the people we serve, giving us access to their latest technology, vast network and generous staff to help us in our fight to achieve Zero Hunger. This is just the beginning; together we will keep innovating new global solutions to make sure that even those furthest behind have access to a diverse, nutrition-rich range of foods.’
In addition, as a result of the fund created with Mastercard business partnership with banks and retailers worldwide, 17 million children were presented the possibility of school food.