Olayemi Dorcas Assogba

Dorcas Olayèmi ASSOGBA, co-founder of CAJU VALOR and fellow of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship, is a student pursuing her study in plant production at Abomey-calavi University in Benin. Vice president in Charge of public relations at the gavel club GANIATOU SAMBAO, an affiliation of Toastmasters International at the University of Abomey-calavi, Dorcas has a great […]

Julien Danhossou

Julien DANHOSSOU is student in Forest Planning and Natural Resources Management at the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences and a scholarship holder from the Mastercard Foundation at the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin). Very concerned about the well-being of rural communities, he invests in the development of Benin’s orphan non-timber forest products to create jobs and improve […]

Kévine Toni

Kévine Toni is a student in Food Nutrition and Technologies at the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences and a Mastercard Foundation scholarship holder at the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin). With the aim of positively impacting her community, she is one of the beneficiaries of the Social Venture Challenge of Resolution project in 2023 where she is […]

Caju Valor

CAJU VALOR is a company specializing in the production of organic cashew apple juice with spices and aromatic herbs (lemongrass, ginger, moringa) in the town of Dassa, with the aim of preventing cardiovascular diseases, eyesight, malnutrition, and increase the income of actors in the cashew nut value chain in Benin.

Jean Crespin Cubahiro

Jean Crespin Cubahiro is a MasterCard Foundation scholar and Industrial Engineering student at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He is thriving as a consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting, where he has the opportunity to hone his teamwork and problem solving on real projects for NGOs. He is a self-driven social entrepreneur and co-founder of […]

Clovis Hatungimana

Clovis Hatungimana (Burundi) is a member of the Mastercard-ALA class of 2019 and a recent graduate from Quest University Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences with a focus in Statistics and Program Evaluation. His question of interest in academics is, “how should we innovate higher education in developing countries?” He is one […]


BioFarm will be collecting organic waste from Farmers in Gihanga, Burundi and convert it into a BioGas to replace traditional, more harfmful, forms of fuels in homes at a lower cost. This is anticipated to reduce harms from the burning of traditional fuels and help to stop deforestation in the region. The waste from the […]


KubikaNice aims to produce clean, affordable bioethanol from abundant local corn stover for cooking in Tsanzaguru peri-urban community. This reduces deforestation, cooking fuel shortages, and indoor air pollution, benefiting women and children more exposed to and susceptible to respiratory illnesses.

Peter Zakhar

Peter is the CEO of a clothing swapping business CLOSWAP. He has been interested in sustainable fashion since his start in vintage reselling since he was 16. Since then, he has made over 500 sales and gained experience in the e-commerce sector. He is currently studying at Hult International Business School London on his Bachelor’s […]