IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
We loan small amounts of money to people living in poverty to build or expand a small business. With a regular and secure income, Ugandan mothers and fathers can take care of their families and plan for their futures.
VisionFund Uganda began operations in 1997. Our goal was and is to serve low-income business owners living in areas where World Vision operates. We take a ‘credit with education’ approach. This means that alongside our loans, we offer our clients business training and technical knowledge to help their businesses succeed. We also offer savings programmes and insurance products that help secure futures for their children.
Our clients typically work in commerce, agriculture or manufacturing. We loan to both women and men who are between 18 and 70 years old, with modest or no literacy skills. We aim to do more to help poor people in Uganda.