Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April, MasterCard, with its issuing partners, has instituted an interchange waiver for any transaction/donation made with a consumer MasterCard issued in the Asia Pacific, U.S. or Canada regions through June 28, 2015 for eight designated charities, including:
- Medecins Sans Frontieres
- Save the Children
- World Vision
- World Food Programme
- American Red Cross
- International Rescue Committee
- Mercy Corps
In addition to waiving interchange fees, MasterCard will donate revenues generated by charitable contributions made to these organizations through June 28, 2015.
MasterCard has committed US$230,000 to the World Food Programme and Mercy Corps to assist with the support and resources that will be needed for recovery in the days and months ahead. In addition, MasterCard will double-match employee donations to Save the Children and World Food Programme, American Red Cross and Mercy Corps.