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YouthStart Global Initiation programme

  • August 18, 2015

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In 2010, UNCDF in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation launched the YS programme, Building Youth Inclusive Financial Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa, as a regional pilot. This innovative programme has worked with 10 partner FSPs in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa, granted access to financial services to over 450,000 young people (of which 45 percent are young women), and trained almost 4350,000 youth in financial education (46 percent young women). Youth that have opened savings accounts with YS partners have accumulated over $12.9 million in savings and accessed over $6.1 million in loans.

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