Operating in Myanmar since 1998, VisionFund Myanmar is one of the largest microfinance institutions (MFIs) in the country, with a wide geographic footprint. With our team of over 500 staff, we operate in 72 townships across 12 states and regions in Myanmar. We serve low-income households providing financial and livelihood solutions that aim to increase household income, improve child well-being, and unlock the economic potential of vulnerable and rural communities. Our solutions are delivered through our own network and our partners. Together, we are focused on ending extreme poverty by 2030.
VisionFund Myanmar FY23 Highlights
Our Vision, Mission and Values
We believe in brighter futures for children.
Empowering families to create incomes and jobs.
Unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive.
We are Christian
We are committed to the poor
We value people
We are stewards
We are partners
We are responsive
25 Years Empowering Lives | VisionFund Myanmar
Chief Executive Officer
Mai Mya Mya Win
Throughout our challenging journey, VisionFund Myanmar has learned, grown, and adapted. Today, I am proud to share our vision for the future. VisionFund Myanmar is committed to broadening and deepening our impact on the community by providing client-centric services. We will strengthen our operations by investing in the capacity of our exceptional staff. Furthermore, VisionFund Myanmar is fully committed to the digital transformation of our processes and payments. Together, we will overcome challenges and continue to learn, grow, and thrive.
I would like to appreciate our clients, our employees, and our partners for being a part of this exciting journey.
People and Culture Director
At VisionFund Myanmar, there are six core values with "We Value People" as one of most important.
"We Value People" means fostering a culture of respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. Employees unique backgrounds, talents, and perspectives enrich our organisation, and we celebrate the diversity that makes us stronger. By embracing diversity, inclusion, and gender balance, VisionFund Myanmar staff are not just living up to our values, they are building a stronger, more innovative, and more resilient VisionFund Myanmar.
"We Value People" extends beyond the workplace, as VisionFund Myanmar strives to be good stewards of the communities VisionFund Myanmar serves, engaging in meaningful initiatives that make a difference in people's lives. VisionFund Myanmar believes that our employees are the driving force behind our success in helping the poor. This is accomplished by caring and quality service provided by valued members of the VisionFund Myanmar staff family.
Our commitment is to continue to create an environment that where everyone feels valued, heard, and inspired to contribute their best and paves the way for a brighter future for our clients, communities and staff together.
Client Impact Stories
A Rural Grocery Shop and Family Farming for Food Security
"Though we distributed sugarcane and banana to buyers, we could not do that during the COVID-19 period. So, we make them fresh juices and sell them at our own shop," Ma Nyein shared her experience of doing business during the pandemic. Watch this video to learn how VisionFund Myanmar empowers families and communities in Myanmar for creating resilience during the COVID-19 period.
Traditional with a Modern Twist Makes Good Business Sense
The couple credits the business coaching provided with their SGB loans with helping them to adapt to the many challenges of rapid growth, as well the multiple crises they have had to face. They especially appreciate the network that the coaching provides. “We get the chance to learn from the experiences, journeys, achievements, and struggles of other small business people who we don’t know,” Kyaw Lin explains.
A Resilient Livestock Journey
With loans from VisionFund Myanmar, Ohnmar was able to build five new concrete sties to replace her old wooden pigsty, allowing her to raise more pigs and increase the family income.
The Strength of Motherhood
"My business started to take off. I was especially happy that I can go back to my passion – which was flower farming. Not only was I able to restart my flower farm, but I was also able to expand it to two acres from one acre. I purchased fertilizers, pesticides, and farming tools and equipment to grow better quality flowers. At the same time, I invested in concreting a seven-block pigsty." shares Ngwe Thi.