In trying to understand what makes the HELB stand out, the Chief Executive Officer, CPA Charles Ringera explains why HELB is not just a loan disbursement scheme but an agency for transformation.
Many a time, I have had a conversation with my former colleagues in the banking sector on why I would leave a well-capitalized financial institution, serving millions of customers with huge sums of money, to take a job like this one.
My answer is simple. When we avail those finances for higher education and the beneficiaries come out with a skill that life is really transformed. Out of that one person, an entire family is uplifted, and the ripple effect is felt in that village. That inspiration, to wake up every morning and change lives, is what keeps me charged and knocking on more doors to mobilize the much-needed resources to empower the dreams of Kenyan Youth pursuing Higher Education.