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Disaster in Haiti: Here’s How Mastercard is Helping

August 18, 2021 | BY Janet Rivera-Hernandez

On Saturday, August 14th a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the southern coast of Haiti leaving tens of thousands of people homeless, others injured and claimed more than 1,400 lives. Two tropical storms following the deadly earthquake have also hampered rescue work. All of this as the country still recovers from a global pandemic.  

To help those who need emergency disaster relief assistance, Mastercard will donate $200,000 USD to Americares.  Americares will provide medical aid for hospitals and medical centers in the form of intravenous fluids, antibiotics, and wound care supplies, among other urgently needed medical provisions. Americares has worked in Haiti since the 1980s, supporting health centers and local organizations with donated medicine and medical supplies in response to emergencies and ongoing needs.

In addition, together with our issuers, we are waiving any interchange related to U.S. donations through September 18, 2021 to the following charities:


American Red Cross

Doctors without Borders

International Rescue Committee

Save the Children

Mercy Corps

World Food Programme

World Vision

Mastercard employees are engaged and eager to support and contribute through our corporate donation matching program.

Janet Rivera-Hernandez

Head of Communications, Latin America & the Caribbean
+1 (305) 539-2304