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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 $415,225 $1,608,688,920
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $647,750
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 706
Amount of Paying Back Loans $137,350 $165,151,500
Number of Paying Back Loans 105 202,585
Amount of Ended Loans $277,875 $1,442,889,670
Number of Ended Loans 238 1,907,536
Delinquency Rate 12.07% 17.24%
Amount in Arrears $9,699 $17,837,794
Outstanding Portfolio $47,471 $103,457,745
Number of Loans Delinquent 65 75,538
Default Rate 1.08% 1.71%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $2,999 $24,702,368
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 17 61,787
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.40%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $440 $7,011,687
Refund Rate 3.07% 0.59%
Amount of Refunded Loans $12,750 $9,486,100
Number of Refunded Loans 10 8,846

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 51.73% 77.44%
Average Loan Size $133 $392
Average Individual Loan Size $1,261 $600
Average Group Loan Size $1,209 $1,805
Average number of borrowers per group 9.6 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,800 $5,673
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 7.37% 6.91%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 16.94 days 8.07 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $7.83 $48.58
  Average Loan Term 9.06 months 11.36 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 42 979,534
  Journaling Rate 14.04% 42.24%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.67

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 26.41% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -8.84% 4.5% -0.56%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 61.00% 11.35%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Caroline Imaja
Senjovu Jimmy
Joseph Kakooza
Veronica Nakachwa
Margaret Nankya