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Partner description:
VisionFund Uganda was established as a subsidiary of VisionFund International, a global microfinance institution that is owned by World Vision International. Within Uganda’s competitive microfinance market, VisionFund Uganda is one of the best MFIs in the country because of their competitive interest rates, turn-around time, good staffing and strong brand.  

VisionFund Uganda’s goal is to serve low-income business owners living in areas where World Vision operates. They have a unique focus on areas of need, so 87% of VisionFund Uganda’s clientele are rural.

A unique lending approach:
VisionFund Uganda uses Kiva financing to provide agriculture loans. VisionFund Uganda takes a ‘credit with education’ approach, where alongside their loans they offer clients business training and technical knowledge to help their businesses succeed. 

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jan 9, 2019 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $121,175 $1,330,802,700
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $547,125
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 685
Amount of Paying Back Loans $111,950 $147,970,550
Number of Paying Back Loans 100 195,474
Amount of Ended Loans $9,225 $1,182,285,025
Number of Ended Loans 5 1,522,055
Delinquency Rate 2.56% 10.42%
Amount in Arrears $2,072 $9,802,012
Outstanding Portfolio $62,255 $94,101,479
Number of Loans Delinquent 19 55,529
Default Rate 0.00% 1.74%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $20,609,355
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 50,258
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.39%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $5,175,709
Refund Rate 0.95% 0.59%
Amount of Refunded Loans $1,150 $7,878,725
Number of Refunded Loans 1 7,776

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 52.80% 76.40%
Average Loan Size $112 $394
Average Individual Loan Size $0 $609
Average Group Loan Size $1,154 $1,761
Average number of borrowers per group 10.3 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,800 $5,776
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 6.20% 6.82%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 14.41 days 7.13 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $7.74 $55.26
  Average Loan Term 8.93 months 11.34 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 2 789,496
  Journaling Rate 9.09% 43.17%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.81

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower N/A 57.00% PY 25.36% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -7.2% 4.5% -1.96%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 61.00% 12.88%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Senjovu Jimmy
Joseph Kakooza
Veronica Nakachwa
Margaret Nankya