MPOWER, Flutterwave partner to make student loan accessible to African students in Diaspora

TECHDIGEST – MPOWER Financing has partnered with Flutterwave to make student loan application and payment processes seamless for international students from Africa.

While MPOWER is a mission-driven fintech firm and a leading provider of education loans to high-promise international students in the United States and Canada, Flutterwave is an Africa-focused global payments technology company and together, African students abroad would now worry less about finance.

MPOWER works with over 350 top universities across the U.S. and Canada to provide no-cosigner financing to students from 200+ countries, including many across Africa.

There are nearly 400,000 students from Africa studying at a university in the U.S., according to Open Doors. Nigeria makes up over half of this population and is the fastest growing population demographic in Africa.

MPOWER and Flutterwave to support African International students
MPOWER and Flutterwave to support African International students

“As interest in obtaining an education in North America continues to rise throughout Africa, we are delighted to work with Flutterwave in order to make the entire process, from application to payments, easier for aspiring students,” said Manu Smadja, CEO of MPOWER Financing.

“There is so much ingenuity happening on the continent, and being able to help promising students by equipping them with the tools needed for success is part of our mission. We are thrilled to partner with another organisation that embodies our core beliefs.”

Munya Chiura, head of growth, Rest of Africa at Flutterwave said the company is always looking for innovative client solutions that expand beyond payment technology.

“Our goal is aligned with that of MPOWER as both organizations are deeply passionate about expanding access to education. For talented students on the continent who might not have otherwise been aware that they can apply for funding with this unique student lending provider, they will enjoy a seamless payment experience through Flutterwave,” he pointed out.

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