Women at sewing machine used to make shoes for the military in Myanmar

Innovation at VisionFund

Innovating new products and ideas is key to staying ahead of financial inclusion trends, so we can serve our clients’ specific needs in the fight against poverty. Learn more about our pilot programs across the world, from providing ‘missing middle’ finance in Myanmar, to providing credit for irrigation systems in rural Africa.

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Disaster Recovery Lending

Disaster Recovery Lending

Fragile Context

By providing more loans during times of disaster, VisionFund is helping communities recover their livelihoods faster and stronger. 

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Refugee Finance in the West Nile, Uganda

Fragile Context

VisionFund Uganda is assisting host and refugee populations access financial inclusion products in a world-first pilot program. 

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Innovating for Inclusion

Pilot Programs

Three new types of loans – Water, Education and Irrigation – are driving new ways for our microfinance institutions to respond to our clients’ needs with custom-made product design.  

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Savings Group Linkage Loans

Our new lending practices are enabling savings groups to increase their credit size for sustainable economic growth. 

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Small and Growing Businesses

Serving the ‘missing middle’ is helping to grow economies of scale amongst small business owners, by providing larger loans and business training.  

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Technology

Replacing manual and paper-based systems with cutting-edge technology means serving more clients more efficiently.