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 23 branches and three contact offices operating in the eastern, western, central, northern and southern parts of Uganda.
Currently the MFI has reached out to 40,930 clients with a portfolio of UGX 2.2 billion serving 45% women and impacting 134,446 children in Uganda.
VisionFund Uganda has expanded its outreach to the West Nile region to serve the refugees and their host communities in a world-first pilot. The project aims to improve financial inclusion with its first branch in Moyo serving the Palorinya refugee settlement. Plans are underway to open up the second and third branch in Yumbe and Adjumani district, to serve refugee and host communities with financial inclusion products.