Irish owned company Prepaid Financial Services Limited (PFS) has delivered on the goal of its “Nourish Their Lives” campaign that set a target of donating 200,000 school meals to children in Mali, one of the poorest countries in the world. The successful campaign involving PFS prepaid Mastercard cardholders has meant that £40,000 has been given to the WFP. The average cost of a WFP school meal is GBP £0.20.
Patrick McKenna, Partnerships Manager at the United Nations World Food Programme said: “More children in Mali are now benefitting from access to nutrition and education. Together with PFS and Mastercard, we are helping to end the cycle of hunger and poverty.”
Jason Field, Director Account Management (FinTechs & EMI’s) at Mastercard said: “Mastercard set a target of raising the funds for 100 million school meals to reverse the cycle of poverty and hunger in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world. Thanks to our partnership with PFS and the World Food Programme we are one step closer to this being a reality, and thousands fewer children will have to go to bed feeling hungry as a result.”
Valerie Moran, Head of Client Relations & Operations at PFS stated: “It has been a privilege to be involved in such a meaningful campaign with the WFP and Mastercard. Our thanks to every PFS prepaid cardholder who made this achievement possible. We hope these actions will inspire other FinTechs to drive their own initiatives to protect some of the most vulnerable children in our world.”