Mercy Corps, MasterCard Target 18,000 Women in Nigeria Financial Inclusion Strategy
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Mercy Corps and MasterCard have said they target to register 18, 000 young girls and women in Nigeria to receive a NeID card, to help provide access to their first formal identity and basic financial services.
Under the landmark initiative, over 2,000 young women have gone through the Mercy Corps/ MasterCard programme while more than 6,000 participants from across Mercy Corps programmes have been registered for the multi-functional eID card. About 100 participants have already received their card.
Speaking in Abuja during a stakeholders’ meeting of Nigeria’s financial inclusion pioneers organised by Mercy Corps and MasterCard to experience sharing among key actors working together to advance financial literacy and inclusion for youth across the country, Nigeria Country Director for Mercy Corps, Iveta Ouvry said: “By connecting young women with resources and education to boost their financial literacy, leadership skills and economic opportunities, we can help them see that a bright future is possible.”