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Around The World

World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. In communities around the world, we join with local people to find lasting ways to improve the lives of poor children and families. You can help fund an entrepreneur in any of the countries below through World Vision Micro. Learn more about your entrepreneur's country and see how your investment is transforming the lives of others around the world!

Widespread Reach

Widespread Reach

World Vision & VisionFund

As an international Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision works in nearly 100 countries around the globe, combating the root causes of poverty and responding quickly when disaster strikes.

Economic development is one key facet of community transformation. To break the chains of poverty, the enterprising poor require the same resources as every determined entrepreneur - access to capital and practical training. That is why World Vision, through VisionFund International, has microfinance institutions granting loans in 36 countries.

  • Our Loans

    • 4 communities
    • 0 entrepreneurs
    • 4 business types

    The Republic of Armenia is a small landlocked country that sits between the Black and Caspian Seas on the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Slightly bigger than the state of Hawaii, it is bordered by Georgia to the north, Iran to the south, Azerbaijan to the east, and Turkey to the west. Armenia’s continental climate features cold, snowy winters, and hot, dry summers. Natural resources include small deposits of gold, copper, zinc, and bauxite...

  • Our Loans

    • 31 communities
    • 140 entrepreneurs
    • 4 business types

    In 1997, FUBODE (Bolivian Development Foundation) began helping Bolivian families raise their incomes and overcome economic challenges through hard work, specifically in agriculture, livestock, handicrafts, small industry, services, and local trade. Our focus is on vulnerable people who are in greatest need, such as women living in rural areas.

  • Our Loans

    • 40 communities
    • 2683 entrepreneurs
    • 5 business types

    The Kingdom of Cambodia is located on mainland Southeast Asia with Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the north, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. Cambodia experiences little temperature variation throughout the year. Average annual rainfall ranges between 50 inches and nearly 200 inches. Natural resources include oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, phosphates, and hydropower...

  • Our Loans

    • 31 communities
    • 1742 entrepreneurs
    • 4 business types

    The need for economic development in Ethiopia is paramount. Of the country’s 73.9 million people, 39% live on less than $1.25 per day. More than eight out of ten Ethiopians live in rural areas, where agriculture is the mainstay of life. Nationally, there’s just one bank branch for every 100,000 Ethiopians, underscoring the need for financial services. In rural areas, the need is even more acute...

  • Our Loans

    • 22 communities
    • 108 entrepreneurs
    • 4 business types

    In recent years, microfinance has become a crucial component of World Vision’s efforts to foster social and economic development in Ghana. In 2001, World Vision founded the Association of Productive Entrepreneurs (APED), whose work has grown rapidly. From September 2005 to September 2008, APED’s outstanding portfolio grew from $654,345 to more than $1.6 million, and the number of active borrowers rose from 7,028 to 17,313...

  • Our Loans

    • 8 communities
    • 0 entrepreneurs
    • 5 business types

    Located in Southeast Asia, the Republic of Indonesia is set on an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands astride the equator. The principal link between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Indonesia faces many socioeconomic development problems. The current administration is tasked with alleviating widespread poverty, implementing reforms of the banking sector...

  • Our Loans

    • 40 communities
    • 434 entrepreneurs
    • 5 business types

    Forty-one percent of Kenya's population lives in cities. Rural Kenyans generally live with their extended family in a cluster of huts, which provides shelter and symbolizes the closeness of the people living there. In a spirit of cooperation, family members share work responsibilities and resources as they support themselves through farming...

  • Our Loans

    • 25 communities
    • 488 entrepreneurs
    • 5 business types

    Mexico is a rich mix of cultures. Many entrepreneurs have descended from the Mayans, Aztecs, or other Native Americans. Others are mestizo, with mixed Spanish and Native ancestry. Most Mexicans speak Spanish, the country's official language. Mexicans honor their past, their brave heroes, and the land of their ancestors...

  • Our Loans

    • 27 communities
    • 633 entrepreneurs
    • 5 business types

    Many cultures have contributed to the Filipino population, creating a mosaic that reflects both Eastern and Western influences. Most Filipinos are an ethnic mix of Malay and some Chinese, Indian, Spanish, and American ancestry. While there are more than 160 dialects, Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English are the official languages...

  • Our Loans

    • 11 communities
    • 0 entrepreneurs
    • 5 business types

    Rwanda's population of close to 9 million is made up almost entirely of two people groups, the majority Hutus and the minority (but politically dominant) Tutsis. Despite many similarities, the two groups have a long history of bitter conflict...

  • Our Loans

    • 22 communities
    • 68 entrepreneurs
    • 4 business types

    Bordered by eight countries, Tanzania sits on the eastern coast of Africa. The country’s three islands—Mafia, Zanzibar, and Pemba—lie to the east in the Indian Ocean. Three large lakes border Tanzania, and Tanzania’s northern area contains Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa...