Assitan Mali

Building a Livestock Business

Assitan OULALE buys sheep, rams and goats to fatten them up and sell them at the surrounding weekly fairs, and often people come to buy them from her home.



Capital City

19.9 million

Population, total

17.1 billion

GDP (current US$)

VisionFund Mali, operating as Réseau de Micro-Institution de Croissance de Revenus (RMCR), is an owner-operated mission-driven microfinance network working with caregivers in hard to reach, impoverished locations so they can create secure futures for their children. 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.