Our Story

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.
90 B +
Asset Book
1 Million +
115 B
Funds Disbursed

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

Core Values

– Integrity
– Innovative
– Courtesy
– Equity

25Years’ in Existence.

Principal Activities

As stipulated in the Higher Education Loans Act of 1995 the objective and the purpose for which the Board was established is “for the management of a fund to be used for granting loans to assist Kenyan students to obtain higher education at recognized institutions within and outside Kenya and for matters incidental thereto and connected there with”

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.
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