Pheona with her spice business at the Uganda marketplace

Uganda | About Us

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 24 branches and ten field offices operating in the eastern, western, central, northern and southern parts of Uganda. 

Currently the MFI has reached out to over 50,000 clients with a portfolio of over UGX 30 billion serving 60% women and impacting over 200,000 children in Uganda. 

In 2019, 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. 

In 2024, VisionFund Uganda became the first financial institution to set up presence in the Palabek Refugee Settlement, located in Lamwo District in Northern Uganda. 

Our Senior Management Team