Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
VisionFund International
Founding year: 
United States
Total number of staff: 
7 000
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
7 000
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
NGO, Network/Association/Platform
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Miyon Kautz
34834 Weyerhaeuser Way S - MS 220, PO Box 9716
WA 98063-9716
Federal Way
United States
+ 1 253 777 6960
Organisation summary


We believe in brighter futures for children.

We empower families to create income and jobs.

Our financial services enable impoverished households to increase their incomes. We train clients to grow successful businesses using their income to support their children and families. 

We unlock economic potential for communities to thrive. 

Working together as part of World Vision – a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation – we enable communities to increase economic activity, access clean water, education and healthcare, benefit from improvements to nutrition, and provide the foundations for local economies to flourish. 

We are VisionFund – Financial Empowerment from World Vision.

Objectives over the next 5 years

To improve the lives of 7m children a year by 2020 through:

  • Building impact through growth of our MFIs
  • Improving livelihoods of farmers in rural areas
  • Creating innovative products and services
  • Acting as a voice of influence and acting as advocates for, and within, the industry
  • Increasing our funding base through corporate and major donors.
Type of intervention: 
  • Loans, savings insurance and client education in the areas of financial literacy, business basics, life skills and empowered worldview
Countries of intervention: 
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Prudential regulation, Supervision, Interest rates and rate caps, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Value chain development, Microfinance investment vehicules, Post-conflict/disaster microfinance, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Urban finance, Gender, Youth, Ultra poor programs
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Non-prudential regulation, Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Delivery models (group, indiv.), Performance (financial and social), Ratings and external audits, MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recuiting), Strategic planning, Marketing, Graduation of MFIs, Management information systems
Main competences: 

Risk Management 

Women-focused impact delivery

Interest rate caps and controls


Banking technology solutions, including mobile money

Savings group linkages to microcredit

Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 
  • Value chains
  • Services to the ultra poor
  • Agriculture finance and client support
  • Client financial literacy and business development training
  • Disaster Resilient Microfinance
  • Recovery Lending
  • Develop loan products with irrigation partners