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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 Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jan 9, 2019 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $1,781,525 $1,959,307,040
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $222,235
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 190
Amount of Paying Back Loans $362,075 $161,570,650
Number of Paying Back Loans 278 189,208
Amount of Ended Loans $1,419,450 $1,768,476,020
Number of Ended Loans 1,191 2,370,357
Delinquency Rate 42.02% 12.09%
Amount in Arrears $109,095 $12,154,807
Outstanding Portfolio $220,151 $100,506,286
Number of Loans Delinquent 225 72,423
Default Rate 0.30% 1.83%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $4,239 $32,355,409
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 29 84,925
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.64% 0.50%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $23,105 $12,005,888
Refund Rate 1.37% 0.54%
Amount of Refunded Loans $24,400 $10,526,300
Number of Refunded Loans 18 9,596

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 70.84% 78.24%
Average Loan Size $407 $392
Average Individual Loan Size $1,214 $589
Average Group Loan Size $1,214 $1,892
Average number of borrowers per group 9.6 8.3
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,800 $5,600
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 22.61% 7.00%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 10.55 days 8.93 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $38.58 $43.86
  Average Loan Term 9.04 months 11.47 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 242 1,178,731
  Journaling Rate 18.56% 42.24%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.02
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.57

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Lending Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower N/A 57.00% PY 27.02% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 5.94% 4.5% -3.10%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 61.00% 0.00%

Country Fast Facts

Lending Partner Staff

Geoffrey Asiimwe
Caroline Imaja
Joseph Kakooza
Philliam Mwesigwa
Hannington Thenge