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Our History

Our History

Unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive

VisionFund Celebrating 20 Years of Financial Inclusion through Microfinance

Our History

Since 2003, VisionFund has been committed to brighter futures for children where girls and boys can experience the love of Christ, building lives free of need and full of promise.  

Our financial services enable impoverished households to increase their incomes and then impact communities to increase economic activity, access clean water, education and healthcare, benefit from improvements to nutrition, and provide the foundations for local economies to flourish. God is there—and we are there too. So, our mission continues. 

World Vision Partnership
VisionFund works alongside World Vision in their Area Programmes, as much as possible, delivering multi-sectoral solutions to build community resilience. Our pathway of change is based on the principle that by working together we can have greater impact than working alone. 

Because VisionFund’s financial services are designed to be self-sustaining, VisionFund continues to supply financial services as long as there is need and demand in communities. This means that VisionFund provides continuity of impact even after World Vision has completed its work and closed the Area Programme. VisionFund also works outside Area Programmes where individuals and communities need microfinance to support their livelihoods to increase community resilience. 

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Bob Pierce founded World Vision three years after he came face to face with an abandoned child and chose not to look away. Determined the last $5 in his pocket wasn’t enough, he knew more people had to be involved for a long-term solution and broader impact.  Initially based in the state of Oregon, the organisation focused on missions service for emergencies in East Asia. Today World Vision has become the largest Christian international non-governmental organisation working in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

“Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.”
Bob Pierce, Founder and President of World Vision, 1950-1967