As a global payments technology company, Mastercard is focused on leveraging technology in new ways, to benefit not just business, but people and the world around us. The result is a clear and consistent vision of doing well and doing good. In 2012, Mastercard and WFP entered into a strategic partnership, with the ambitious mission of building a world beyond hunger. Focused on two clear pillars; digital food and integrated giving, the partnership links Mastercard’s expertise in payment technology to WFP’s expertise in delivering food assistance.
By enabling recipients to buy what they need using preloaded e-cards, this innovative approach facilitates access to food and gives recipients the dignity to choose what they need from local markets, driving inclusion. Since the partnership began, Mastercard and WFP have used this innovation to help people around the world, including providing relief to over 2.2 million Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.