VisionFund Uganda is a microfinance institution (MFI) and wholly owned subsidiary of World Vision that started in 1996 as MEDNET and later rebranded in 2012 as VisionFund Uganda. The MFI has grown with a network of 21 branches and three contact offices operating in the eastern, western, central, northern and southern parts of Uganda.
Currently the MFI has reached out to 51,775 clients with a portfolio of UGX 30.5 billion serving 60% women and impacting 203,964 children in Uganda.
VisionFund Uganda expanded its outreach to the West Nile region to serve the refugees and their host communities in a world-first pilot. The project has improved financial inclusion with its first branch in Moyo serving the Palorinya refugee settlement, Yumbe branch serving Rhino Camp and Bidibidi Refugee Settlement. Plans are underway to open up a third branch in Adjumani district, to serve refugee and host communities with financial inclusion products.