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 21 branches and three contact offices operating in the eastern, western, central, northern and southern parts of Uganda.
Currently the MFI has reached out to 50,174 clients with a portfolio of UGX 29.3 billion serving 59% women and impacting 195,084 children in Uganda.
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 aims to improve financial inclusion with its first branch in Moyo serving the Palorinya refugee settlement, Yumbe branch serving Rhino Camp and Bidibidi Refugee Settlement. Plans are underway to open up a third branch in Adjumani district, to serve refugee and host communities with financial inclusion products.