How do you apply for the Afya Elimu Fund AEF Loan?
How do you apply for the Afya Elimu Fund AEF Loan? – Answer:
HELB Afya Elimu Loan: How do you apply for the Afya Elimu Fund AEF Loan?
Visit www.helb.co.ke to register.
Log in, select and fill in the required Loan Application Form (either First Time or subsequent) for the respective program (Afya Elimu Loan) from the HELB website.
Print TWO copies of the duly filled Loan Application Form. Have the form appropriately filled, signed and stamped by the relevant authorities and guarantors (for first time applicants only) and by the Dean (for subsequent applicants) Sign the form and attach all the necessary documents as indicated in the checklist appearing on the last page of the Loan Application Form.
Present one copy of the duly completed Loan Application Form and all the attached supporting documents at any of the following: Select Huduma Centres: Nairobi, Kakamega, Eldoret, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, Embu, Machakos, Kisii, Bungoma, Turkana, Meru, Kitui, Kericho, Nandi (Kapsabet), Thika, Garissa, Kitale and Muranga for free and secure delivery to HELB Head Office.
HELB Student Service Centre on Mezzanine One (M1), Anniversary Towers, University Way, Nairobi. Retain one copy of the duly filled loan application form (Mandatory) Remember: The HELB Loan Application process is free. Do not pay anyone to process your HELB Loan.
Afya Elimu Fund [AEF]
The Afya Elimu Fund [AEF] was established in 2013 and officially launched in 2016, under a Public- Private Partnership [PPP] initiative comprising USAID/HRH Kenya Mechanism and the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Health & HELB. The innovative AEF started simply as a scholarship and transitioned into a revolving fund by providing low interest loans at 4% to needy students pursuing pre-service medical training at mid-level colleges at certificate and diploma levels only. The Fund focuses on middle level cadres such as nursing, laboratory technologists, clinical officers among others who form the bulk of the country’s health workforce. At the close of the 5-year funding cycle in 2020, on 19th May 2021, the USAID/HRH Kenya Mechanism officially fully handed over the management of AEF to HELB.
In 2013, the contribution from USAID, and GOK being on 1:1 ratio and with a target of training 12,500 students in five years. The funds from GOK through HELB grew tremendously and tilted in favor of GOK at 1:4 ratio. The beneficiaries also increased threefold for the initial target of 12,500 to 48,188 students studying at Kenya Medical Training College [KMTC] having benefited.
AEF, being the pioneer partner fund at HELB, has been a great learning experience and has over time expanded and on-boarded other partners with the vision to sustainably support needy students training at mid-level colleges and help close the acute health workers shortage gap in Kenya. Between 2013 and 2021, the fund has mobilized Kshs. 535.7 million excluding the HELB contribution.