World Vision originally began its microfinance and
savings programme in 1993, but quickly realised the global need for
microfinance and the immense role it played in reducing poverty. VisionFund International
was then founded in 2003 to manage its network of affiliated microfinance
Since then, VisionFund International has been lending
money to people in need of financial services, helping them to start or grow
sustainable businesses. Our clients use the income earned to build a better
future for their children, for example, through having clean water, nutritious
food, education and healthcare.
We currently operate over 30 MFIs in four regions of the
globe. Collectively, we have disbursed over 1.4 million loans, impacting the
lives of 3.5 million children.
Please contact us if you would like more information on "Working in Senegal."
SEMFIN is wholly owned by VisionFund International, and has a Board of Directors and
Management Team that oversees the work of the MFI.
In 2014, the VisionFund network of microfinance
institutions received over 50 awards and ratings from a collection of external
bodies. We are encouraged that our commitment to excellence and service to our
clients has been acknowledged across the globe. Please contact VisionFund Senegal for more information about this specific
VisionFund’s microfinance institutions are some of the
most awarded in the industry. Here are some highlights from around the entire
VisionFund International organisation.
- Mix Market 5 Diamond Transparency Award for Bolivia,
Bosnia, Cambodia, and Ecuador
- 15 Seal of Transparency Awards for various
- 10 Kiva Badge of Anti-Poverty Focus
- Mix Market Social Performance Platinum Awards
for Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Philippines, and Herzegovina