About 25 percent of children in the rural areas of Bolivia suffer from chronic malnutrition. Roughly 40 percent of the entire population lives below the poverty line, and nearly two-thirds of families do not earn enough money to afford the minimum amount of food necessary for healthy living.
“These campaigns are life-changing—for children in need and the inspiring employees that make these experiences possible,” said World Food Program USA President and CEO Rick Leach. “We are honored to support Mastercard’s campaign to provide 100 million meals around the world.”
The launch event was attended by Mastercard President and CEO Ajay Banga, President of Mastercard International Ann Cairns, and Chief Human Resources Officer Michael Fraccaro. Interactive billboards were also launched in offices in Miami, FL and St. Louis, MO to help Mastercard employees reach the 100 million meals goal.
Since 2012, Mastercard has supported WFP’s work in more than 30 countries, including revolutionizing how food assistance is delivered in refugee camps around the world. In 2017 alone, Mastercard provided funding equivalent to 55 million school meals to WFP and other partners.
Learn more about how your employees can join our lifesaving and life-changing mission.