VisionFund Mexico has been supporting clients 15 years.
Since then, we have grown to serve 23,700 active borrowers and impact 64,700 children and 36,300 jobs.
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.
There are still many families in Mexico that
survive on very little and lack the finances
needed for medical care, education or
Women in Mexico are usually the ones
responsible for supporting their families.
However, many poor women have little or
no education and do not have land or
productive assets. This leaves them
particularly vulnerable in economic
downturns or family emergencies.
We work in areas where poverty and the
rate of illiteracy are much higher than the
national average. Our products and services
have been created to help poor people in
Mexico escape their economic problems so
they can adequately provide for the families.
Toby Greene joined our VisionFund Mexico in 2013 as
CEO. Toby has over 20 years of banking
and consumer finance experience, working
for companies such as AIG, Wells Fargo
and Provident in the USA, Mexico and
throughout Latin America.
Toby has a Masters degree in marketing and
a Bachelors degree in economic history.
Our MFI is led by a senior leadership team
and is governed by a board of directors