In May 2016, the County Government of Taita Taveta got into a Service Contract with HELB to help in managing its funds for higher education loans. This is because as an institution, HELB has the infrastructure for disbursing as well as recovery of loans. It is a partnership that continues to thrive and change lives. I want to personally thank HELB for their commitment to help us in disbursing and recovery of education loans. Especially the loans that this county had disbursed before we entered into Service Contract. HELB has been able to recover loans we issued manually by ourselves. We provided them with data and to date they have been able to recover over Kshs. 3Million which is a step in the right direction.