Planting Flowers for a Brighter Future
Daw Thin Thin Aye (36 years old) is a seasonal flower planter who lives in Hmawbi Township, about three hours away from Myanmar’s capital city Yangon. Their cottage lies in the middle of a two acre field of flowers, where she lives with her husband Aung Soe Moe (50 years old), and three children. Their youngest is still in school while the other two support the family business.
VisionFund Myanmar 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.
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.
Adding a Second Business to Grow Income
Mar Mar Aye (56) years old is a traditional woman farmer who live in southern Kauk Hlide region of Hpa-An. She inherited more than 10 acres of paddy fields from her parent where located on an isle near on the bank of Than Lwin River. These fields are rich of natural fertilizer, Silty soil which is usually more fertile than other types of soil and good for growing crops.
A Mother Works Every Day for Her Children's Education
“I want to finish school and get a salary so my mother can rest. She is very tired, I don’t want her to be tired any more”. Yan Min Aung is 18 years old. His father died when he was four years old, leaving his mother, Myint Myint, with three children.
Debt Refinancing Leads to Peace of Mind
“I want to study hard and be a doctor,” says 12 year-old Mg Mg Kyaw, “So that I can treat my grandmother if she falls sick.”
His grandmother, 58 year old Daw San, has been taking care of him and his little sister May Thingyan since their father died when they were very small. Her daughter, their mother, had remarried and was living in the city, leaving the children in her care – a task she works very hard to fulfil.