Issue Area: Basic Needs

Guérté Réwmi Company

Gérté Réwmi seeks to create jobs in Dakar, Senegal by assisting farmers in refining raw peanuts to create products such as peanut butter, which will increase employment, raise incomes, and better utilize Senegalese natural resources. They will also adhere to environmentally sustainable practices in turning their peanut waste into animal food.

Fatou Kine Sambe

Fatou Kine is a Senegalese girl majoring in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Human Rights and Transnational Justice at the American University of Beirut. She is an alumnus of the African Leadership Academy where she earned a diploma in Entrepreneurial Leadership. With the skills acquired, she created her first Startup Guerte Rewmi that aims …

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Zari3Tech

Zari3TECH aims to address the waste crisis impacting Lebanon by encouraging home farming and in-home organic waste collection through community education programs and providing access to waste management resources—most notably community compost bins.

Hiba Shahbar

Everyone needs some inspiration. For Hiba Shahbar, this quote “Give back to go forward” was it. Hiba is a recipient of the Mastercard Foundation Full scholarship that enabled her to enroll in one of the top universities in the Middle East at the American University of Beirut and pursue a Finance major. It takes a …

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Housam Kak

Everyone needs some inspiration. For Hiba Shahbar, this quote “Give back to go forward” was it. Hiba is a recipient of the Mastercard Foundation Full scholarship that enabled her to enroll in one of the top universities in the Middle East at the American University of Beirut and pursue a Finance major. It takes a …

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ISOKOFARM

Isokofam is a mobile app startup that allows the exchange of relevant information between farmers and marketers. This platform aims to address the shortcomings of inefficient and unreliable physical markets.

Lawali Franck Ghislain Ki

Lawali Franck Ghislain Ki is a young Mastercard foundation scholar from Burkina Faso enrolled at the American University of Beirut. Lawali is a dreamer, passionate about entrepreneurship, engineering, and community building. He strongly aspires to transform Africa and people’s lives through the junction of these passions and his studies at university. Lawali closely shadowed various …

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Kevin Ganza

Kevin Ganza is a MasterCard scholar at the American University of Beirut majoring in business with a double concentration in business information decision systems, and finance. Kevin is also a bridge2rwanda scholar class of 2018, a program that prepared tomorrow’s leaders. Kevin has been working with different non-profit organizations in combining data to make decisions …

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Holistic Life Organization

For three months, Holistic Organization plans to work with teen-mothers and children from Nyamata in the Eastern Province of Rwanda, who were unable to pursue their education, to teach intensive vocational, psychological, and social tools they need in order to be successful.