Brad Stave served as the manager for marketing at VisionFund International; now he serves as Marketing Communications Director at World Vision International. As of spring 2016, VisionFund had a total portfolio of more than $493 million, servicing a network of over thirty microfinance institutions located in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In addition, VisionFund impacts nearly four million children each year, while women comprised of 78% of loan clients.

Mr. Stave came to VisionFund with extensive experience in both fundraising in development work, and an international business background. A graduate of International Business and German from Oregon State University, Mr. Stave spent the early part of the 2000s working in marketing capacities in both the manufacturing and service sectors of Germany and the United Kingdom, respectively. Later, Mr. Stave worked in development for World Vision United States, raising support for the efforts of poverty reduction through engaging donors, organizations, corporations, and churches with the mission of World Vision.

With a strong passion to see the entrepreneurial poor pull themselves out of poverty with the aid of small loans, Mr. Stave shares, “the poor have the determination, ability, and drive to experience ‘life in all its fullness’ for themselves and their families. What they are lacking is access to resources and skills abundant in industrialized nations. Through microfinance efforts, these families are proving to themselves and the world that they can change the face of poverty in their own lives and the lives of their children and communities.”

Brad resides in Tacoma, Washington, USA, with his wife Beccy and their three children, Jeremy (10), Greta (8) and Anwyn (5). He enjoys serving in his local church, reading, cycling, hiking, and skiing.