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 VisionFund Ecuador if you would like more information on "Working in Ecuador."
The CEO of VisionFund Ecuador is Luis Fernando Rios. VisionFund Ecuador is wholly owned by VisionFund
International, and has a Board of Directors and Management Team that oversees
the work of the MFI.