In FY2019, 89% of VisionFund’s Asia clients were women, directly ensuring women are not left behind when it comes to financial inclusion.
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Our Work in Asia
VisionFund's work in Asia not only supports our clients, but our clients’ children – more than 669,000 in 2019. Our livelihoods solutions across Asia help our clients build their businesses, send their children to school, and put nutritious food on the table. Our biggest MFI, VisionFund Myanmar, is piloting a range of innovative projects, including digital solutions and microfinance for conflict-affected areas.
VisionFund works hard to ensure the right financial inclusion solutions are right for the Asia context, to better serve the diverse needs of our clients in all corners of the continent. From serving the “missing middle” to providing new types of loans to tea plantation workers in Sri Lanka, VisionFund are focused on sustainably empowering our clients to break the cycle of poverty, for good.
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Our Work in Myanmar
In one of VisionFund’s largest microfinance institutions (MFIs), an innovative financial inclusion approach is helping clients in conflict-affected areas access much-needed finance across Myanmar.
Small and Growing Businesses
Small and Growing Businesses (SBGs) in developing countries are often left behind in the financial services market, deemed too small to lend to, yet too large for traditional microfinance. VisionFund is pioneering new ways to support the growth of SGBs, piloting projects in Asia in Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
Disaster Resilient Microfinance - Typhoon Haiyan ADB Report
In 2013, VisionFund's pilot into disaster resilient microfinance after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines changed how we programme for emergencies.
New Homes for Tea Plantation Workers in Sri Lanka
“I moved into our living room with my wife when I got married,” says 30 year old Wilson who comes from a tea-plucker family. All his life, he has shared one small bedroom with his parents, two brothers and sister. “It was very difficult for us growing up. I don’t want my child to go through the same difficulties we did.”