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OVERVIEW

For over 10 years, World Vision’s microfinance partner, VisionFund International, has been improving the lives of children in the developing world by offering small loans and other financial services to families living in poverty. Its clients are able to develop successful businesses, which enable them to ensure their children grow up healthy and educated. Along with other funding sources, grants to VisionFund are used to increase and expand the microfinance institutions (MFIs) owned by VisionFund International, allowing them to impact more lives. In 2015, VisionFund’s network of MFIs located in more than 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe impacted nearly 4 million children. By 2019, it aims to improve the quality of life of 9 million children.

 

In recent years VisionFund has received grants from various governments, foundations, banks and institutions which enabled our MFIs to help more entrepreneurs start and expand their businesses. Such grants have allowed our MFIs to upgrade their technology, taking advantage of mobile banking opportunities, move into new regions, start taking client savings, pilot new products, provide financial education and help clients recover from disasters. Please take a moment and learn how some of our grants are making an impact around the world. If you would like to partner with us on grant opportunities, you may contact us by emailing g...@VisionFund.org.

GRANTS CASE STUDIES

VisionFund MFIs have been awarded a selection of grants, but to review case studies of three recent grants from VisionFund MFIs in Myanmar, the Philippines and Tanzania simply click on the corresponding country on the map below.

GRANT CASE STUDIES

UK GOVERNMENT AWARDS WORLD VISION UK £2 MILLION ‘RETURNABLE’ GRANT TO FUND VISIONFUND’S EL NINO RESPONSE IN AFRICA

Families devastated by what is predicted to be particularly severe El Niño weather patterns in six African countries are to benefit from small loans to rebuild their livelihoods, following a £2million ‘returnable grant’ from the UK Government to aid agency World Vision UK and its microfinance partner, VisionFund International.

 

FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN MYANMAR BOLSTERED BY US$4.5 MILLION GRANT FROM LIVELIHOODS AND FOOD SECURITY TRUST FUND

The Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) has awarded World Vision Myanmar, working in close partnership with World Vision Australia and its microfinance partner VisionFund Myanmar, a grant of $4.5 million to help approximately 100,000 people gain improved access to financial services. In alignment with LIFT’s objectives, the grant will enable VisionFund Myanmar to increase its efforts to provide credit and savings products for those primarily engaged in agricultural and off-farm small businesses in the states of Kachin, Shan, Kayah and Kayin, comprising a major part of Myanmar’s uplands region.

 

WORLD VISION TYPHOON HAIYAN RESPONSE GRANT

The World Vision Typhoon Haiyan Response (WV THR) through the World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF) awarded VisionFund International US$400,000 to support this initiative of self-recovery of livelihoods through the provision of microfinance lending to beneficiaries in the affected communities.

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World Vision is one of the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organizations dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Spanning over sixty years, its 45,000 staff and volunteers in nearly 100 countries have been committed to improving the lives of children, while working with the world’s most vulnerable people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

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