Our Story

Our Story


The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is a statutory body established in July 1995 by an Act of Parliament ‘Higher Education Loans Board Act’ Cap 213A. It is a state corporation in the Ministry of Education. The Board is domiciled and operates within the republic of Kenya. It is governed by Board of Directors and headed by the Chief Executive Officer and Board Secretary who is responsible for general policy and strategic direction of the Board and the Secretary to the Board of Directors.

26 Billion

have completed their loan repayment

1.23 Million

Number of students’ dreams HELB has empowered

14 Billion

HELB will grow from Kshs. 4.8 Billion in 2021 to Kshs. 14 Billion in 2030

Our Mission

To provide sustainable finance to Kenyans pursuing Higher Education through mobilization & prudent management of resources.

Our Vision

Universal financing for Kenyans pursuing Higher Education.

Our Stakeholders

At HELB, the Board of Directors and Senior Management are committed to the highest standards of Corporate Governance and business ethics. We consider this to be critical to business integrity and to maintaining stakeholders trust. We foster a culture that values and rewards the highest ethical standards and personal and corporate integrity.