Coconut Oil Helps Send Children to School
Atta Potir has been producing coconut oil for over 35 years. It was a skill she learned from her grandma and has been her steady source of income ever since. But at times it's difficult for production because of the coconut costs and availability of coconuts.
VisionFund Ghana is a Christian owner-operated mission-driven microfinance network working with caregivers in hard to reach, impoverished locations so they can create secure futures for their children. Inspired by Christian values, 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
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Ministry of Finance Field Visit to VSLA Linkage Project Sites in Northern Ghana
The Ministry of Finance Project Coordination Unit Team embarked on a field visit to monitor the VSLA (Village Savings and Loan Association) linkage activities under the Ghana Financial Sector Development Project (GFSDP) in the Northern and Savanah Regions of Ghana. This linkage initiative is being implemented by World Vision Consortium which includes World Vision Ghana, VisionFund Ghana, and World Vision Canada. The consortium is providing a short-term technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance to support linkage of 529 VSLAs in the Northern and Savannah Regions of Ghana.
Mercy: Rising Out of Poverty
Mercy started doing business with VisionFund Ghana since the year 2000 and her first loan was GHS 150.00 ($33.33) at the time.
Making Her Restaurant Dreams Come True
Starting a small business in Ghana is one of the difficult terrains to walk especially in times when seed capital is hard to come by. This remains a dream until it is backed by a strong passion to survive. A 59 year old Abena Serwa had dreams which spurred her during the difficult times.