People’s Pension Trust receives USD300,000 from Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

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People’s Pension Trust has received funding of USD300,000 from Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK) in support of its efforts to promote financial inclusion by providing informal workers with innovative pension products and services. People’s Pension will utilize the funds to design products, specifically, to boost inclusion in economic and social protection schemes.

These groundbreaking products and channels will be built using behavioral science, human-centered design, data analytics and artificial intelligence, to serve the target group mainly made of underserved citizens such as taxi drivers, market women, small scale farmers etc.

In line with DRK Foundation’s endeavors to impact the world positively through early funding and rigorous support of exceptional leaders and organizations tackling some of the world’s complex problems, People’s Pension’s efforts over the years have been geared towards eradicating old age poverty especially among women, mainly through campaigns and programs that leverage on technology to boost economic growth by helping workers save towards a financially sound retirement.

Speaking on the funding, Kanini Mutooni, Managing Director of DRK said, “This is the moment DRK was built for. To find, fund and support organizations that will make a difference in the here and now and can scale to make that difference matter. We are therefore thrilled to have People’s Pension Trust as one of the latest additions to our portfolio; they are building a solution that has the potential to impact millions of lives in Africa.” “At People’s Pension, we remain committed to ensuring that workers, especially women and underserved constituents have a better tomorrow not just in Ghana but across the region. CEO of People’s Pension Trust, Saqib Nazir further explained that, “The support and partnership we have received from DRK will therefore go a long way in building our capacity to carry out our vision as well as maximize our impact.”

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About People’s Pension Trust: People’s Pension Trust is a licensed Corporate Trustee that provides innovative, flexible, and digitally driven pension products to both individuals and companies in Ghana. However, we maintain a specific focus on the over 80% informal workers who have no access to retirement services, because we believe that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are, should be able to save any amount at any time of their convenience to ensure a better tomorrow. To learn more about People’s Pension Trust, please visit: About Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Started in 2002, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK) is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. Borrowed from its venture capital legacy, DRK finds, funds, and supports exceptional leaders building innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. Since beginning this work nearly 20 years ago, DRK has invested in more than 180 organizations who have collectively impacted over 150 million lives to date. To learn more about DRK Foundation, please visit:

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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