Mastercard has launched a suite of solutions for female business owners in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The solutions include access to financing, continuous education and a health program, Mastercard said in a Tuesday (April 11) press release.

“With these resources, Mastercard aims to help female business owners address the barriers that still block their full professional development, such as limited access to financing, lack of support networks and the gender gap in business,” Maria Barreiros, vice president of small and medium-sized enterprise products at Mastercard Latin America and Caribbean, said in the release.

The financial solutions offered by Mastercard to help businesswomen in the region include business credit cards, travel and operating expense reimbursements through the Easy Savings program, and discounts on digital business services, according to the press release.

For continuing education, Mastercard offers through partnerships access to the INCAE Virtual Accelerator, the Todas Conectadas digital skills training platform, the Strive eCommerce toolkits and the MicroMentor platform that connects entrepreneurs with mentors.

The newly announced suite of solutions also includes a health program, legal consultancy, insurance against cellphone theft and accidents, and cybersecurity education and tools.

“We are also reinforcing our commitment to supporting small business growth and strengthening economies, which starts with providing businesses of all sizes with the tools they need to thrive,” Barreiros said in the release.



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