PFS is proud to partner with Mastercard and the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide school meals to hungry children in MaliWFP
Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world and also one of the hottest places on Earth. Over 50% of the population live on less than $1.25 a day. As a result, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition are very serious and stressful issues for families, especially those with school-aged children.
Each new PFS prepaid card will provide 20 school meals through the World Food Programme. This includes a matching donation from Mastercard of 10 meals and applies to every new PFS prepaid card issued between Friday, December 1st, 2017 and Saturday, March 31st, 2018 up to a maximum of 200,000 meals.
For many schoolchildren, WFP's Home Grown School Feeding programme may provide the only nutritious meal that they get to eat all day. Unfortunately, 1 in every 3 children under the age of 5 in Mali has stunted growth. In a country where one in eight primary-school aged children do not attend class, school meals encourage families to keep their children in school. As much as possible, meals are sourced from nearby farms to help the local economy.
“We will only achieve our target of providing 100 Million Meals for children in the world’s poorest countries with the help of our cardholders and partners. Campaigns like this one mean children who go to bed hungry every night have a nutritious meal to eat. School meals have a huge impact and it is great to see PFS supporting the cause.”
“School meals help energise economies and create lasting change. The World Food Programme is delighted to be working with PFS and Mastercard to ensure more children have access to school meals in 2018. ”
"We are delighted to partner with Mastercard in this empowering initiative supporting WFP. PFS management and staff are proud to be associated with this important payments technology initiative helping a truly worthy cause. It is wonderful that Mastercard will match any donation to WFP from partners or customers."
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