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About Us


VisionFund Uganda is a leading microfinance institution established as a subsidiary of VisionFund International, a global microfinance institution operating in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East/Eastern Europe. VisionFund International is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Vision International, a Christian relief development and advocacy organization Working together, we provide the foundations for local economies to flourish in healthy and safe communities.

We provide financial services to people who would otherwise have little or no access to credit. The well-being of children, families and communities in Uganda is our main focus. We serve the country’s poorest people by helping them start or grow their own businesses through loans of just a few hundred dollars.


VisionFund Uganda has been supporting clients since 1997. Since then, we have grown to serve 42,700 active borrowers and impact 168,800 children and 60,400 jobs.


World Vision originally began its microfinance and savings programme in 1993, but quickly realised the global need for microfinance and the immense role it played in reducing poverty. VisionFund International was then founded in 2003 to manage its network of affiliated microfinance organisations (MFIs).


Since then, VisionFund International has been lending money to people in need of financial services, helping them to start or grow sustainable businesses. Our clients use the income earned to build a better future for their children, for example, through having clean water, nutritious food, education and healthcare. 

Awards and Ratings

Social Performance Management Gold Award 2015 for VisionFund Uganda




The Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU) has for a number of years supported VisionFund Uganda and over fifty MFI’s, including SACCOs (Savings and Credit Co-operatives), with capacity building in Social Performance Management. This involves training of the SPM (Social Performance Management) focal person, training of all MFI staff and helping us with SPM constant monitoring. VisionFund Uganda emerged the best MFI for outstanding performance in implementing SPM among all AMFIU members for 2014/2015, and was given a Gold Award.




Performance Monitoring Tool (PMT) Award 2015 for VisionFund Uganda




The Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU) launched a Performance Monitoring Tool for all members to use in reporting on both social and financial indicators on a quarterly basis. VisionFund Uganda emerged the best MFI for consistent and timely reporting using the Performance Monitoring Tool for AMFIU among all AMFIU members for 2014/2015 and was accredited with an award.



Below are some of the captured VisionFund Uganda staff pictures for Award Presentations            






VisionFund Uganda NSSF Award for “The Best Employer Bronze Contributor Category”   



Our Leadership Team


Board of Directors

Lucy Businge Kugonza
Board Chairperson

Jaime Denis Arguello
Board Member

Caroline Tsilikounas

Board Member

Jason Evans
Board Member


Constant Othieno Mayende
Board Member


Dr. Fred Muhumuza

Board Member

Fredrick Edward Mwesigye
Board Member

Jane Namuddu Kigundu

Board Member



Senior Management Team


Mercy Sande Ainomugisha

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Kasujja

Chief Operations Officer

Edward Kawooya

Chief Finance Officer

Vacant Post

Manager People & Culture

Rhoda Nanyonga Muganzi

Company Secretary & Head Legal

Rogers Businge

Manager Business Development & Integration

Simon Peter Kamulegeya

Manager Risk & Compliance

Racheal Kaggwa

Manager, Internal Audit

Philliam Mwesigwa

Manager, Information Technology

Success Story

“Before Embedded Education, Agnes took money issues for granted and made many unfriendly financial decisions that affected her income flows”

(Story and photos taken by Isaac Nkolo, EE Champion in Buwama)

Agnes Namirembe 35yrs is a resident of Kumbya village and a long-time client of VisionFund Uganda. She is a member of Zibula Atudde Kumbya Group which is one of our best performing groups in Buwama.

“I greatly thank God for the embedded education brought to us by VisionFund Uganda for we have been enlightened on many ways of using our loans well. Whenever I see my Loan Officer coming home I just say one word Embedded Education has come” Said Agnes very happily.

Agnes explained to us that she benefited mostly from two lessons; Use your loan for the intended purpose and Borrow only what you can afford to repay. Other group members also managed to attend all the four sessions and also have stories to tell.


“Iam so grateful that now am an education champion in my village for I can advise all my friends by trying to emphasize the contents from the embedded education and I don’t regret joining VisionFund Uganda since am now a changed and better person” Said Agnes.

 “After accessing the training in Embedded Education, I have managed to invest my loan money for the intended purpose and my business has managed to grow to where it is now. From the little savings made, I have also started another business dealing in agricultural inputs and also kept my children in school because I no longer have school fees challenges. I also pay my loan on time and I stopped taking things for granted regarding my loan and i now have a good record with VisionFund Uganda” Said Agnes.