Driving Her Dreams
Fatuma Athumani, 39, is the mother four, including a sponsored child. She took loans from VisionFund to buy seeds, fertilizer, and hired laborers to help her to farm. She had no problem paying it back and was able to improve her grocery store.
VisionFund Tanzania is a Christian owner-operated mission-driven microfinance network working with caregivers in hard to reach, impoverished locations so they can create secure futures for their children. Inspired by Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the most vulnerable families and communities regardless of religion, race, ethnicity gender, to create lasting change in their lives.
VisionFund serves low income clients living in vulnerable and rural communities by offering financial and livelihood solutions, delivered through our Network, World Vision and partners; empowering families to create income and jobs; and unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive. The products and services offered fall into five broad categories: microloans, savings programmes, microinsurance, training and education. Benefits include sustainable livelihoods, increased economic well-being, improved community well-being, decreased dependence on outside aid and restoration of hope and dignity.
Together with World Vision, we are focused on ending extreme poverty by 2030.
Client Impact Stories
Incubating More Than Dreams
In Tanzania’s Magugu ADP, near Arusha, funded by World Vision New Zealand, this group of 30 poultry raising women is called Mwamko, or “Wake up”. The group has worked for three years with World Vision, learning capacity building, and chicken husbandry.