VisionFund Democratic Republic of Congo 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
VisionFund credit transforms the Lives of Grantees at Kinkole Area Program
Kinkole, on the outskirts of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a neighbourhood known for its culinary speciality, Maboke - a delicious steamed fish dish. But the local population, many of whom are living in poverty, has a precarious economic situation due to ongoing conflict, and children born into the area face uncertain futures. Since VisionFund International began its microfinancial services in the area, both men and especially women are able to access the credit they need to finance their business initiatives and provide for their children.
Hope in The Congo
When you work in development and tell your colleagues about an upcoming trip to the DRC you usually get a response that goes something like, ‘It can be a tough place. You’ll be escorted won’t you?’ We do not choose this line of work because it is easy, so being pushed outside our comfort zones, in numerous ways, is an experience we somehow grow to love.
Making A Living Growing Cassava
Thanks to the four loans, Fidéline's farming activities are growing. She has been able to considerably increase the number of hectares from 2ha to 5ha of cassava field to be cultivated.
Creating Beauty with African Fabrics
Madam Célestine is at her fourth group credit cycle with VisionFund DRC, opening a shop selling African fabrics.