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Francis Karugu visiting a FAST savings group in Uganda
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Agriculture Finance Through Cooperatives: A Catalyst for Agricultural Prosperity in Uganda
Agriculture has always been the lifeblood of Uganda's economy, with smallholder farmers constituting the majority of its working population.
Lazarus Chama_microfinance
Monday, December 19, 2022
Sometimes saying no is the better answer
Written by Miyon Kautz, Director, Marketing and Engagement, VisionFund
Women Refugee Savings Group talking about COVID-19 impact
Thursday, June 18, 2020
COVID-19 Impact Study on Uganda Refugee Saving Groups
Microfinance provider VisionFund Uganda conducted a survey of refugees community savings group members to understand how COVID-19 impacted rural livelihoods.
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Dr. Jean Baptiste Kamate (JBK)

Dr. Jean Baptiste is the Chief Field Operations Officer of World Vision International. In this role, he oversees World Vision’s field work in 76

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Product Director

Karen Lewin

Karen Lewin is the Product Director for VisionFund International, based on Perth, Australia.

In this role she resources and guides VisionFund’s work

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Edgar S. Martinez

Edgar S. Martinez serves as VisionFund International’s President and CEO effective January 2021.  Edgar brings to VisionFund rich experience and broad

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Director – Saving Group Linkage

Martina Crailsheim

Martina Crailsheim works for VisionFund International as Director for Saving Group Linkage. Being with both World Vision and VisionFund since 2006

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Global Philanthropy Director

Kaitlin McGarvey

Kaitlin serves as the North America Fundraising Manger for VisionFund International. 

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Senior Technical Advisor for Agricultural Finance

Francis Karugu

Francis Karugu is the Senior Technical Advisor for Agricultural Finance at VisionFund International. He aspires to support VisionFund MFIs to achieve

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Global Insurance Director

Solene Favre

Solène has been Global Director of Insurance for VisionFund International (VFI) since February 2019. With her team, she supports MFIs in setting up

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On International Day of the Girl Child, Kaitlin McGarvey, North America Fundraising Manager of VisionFund International reflects on the impact of access to...