funding gap emerging markets

BnF was founded in 2015 to respond to a need for end-user financing for socially impactful products in Kenya. BnF finances SME end-user clients and is part of the Venture South International network which specializes in SME finance. Our partner BnF is registered as "Lending Company" in Kenya. 

Juddie Mmosi is the Executive Director and has more than 15 years of experience in the world of microfinance, finance and SME lending. She is an experienced manager and has worked with several international organizations.

General information

BorrowerBiashara na Fedha (VSK) ltd
Head officeNairobi
Founded 1 January 2015
Active on Lendahand since 1 May 2016

Financial information per 2021-06-30

Portfolio Overview€312,647.18
Leverage ratio36.00%
Write-off ratio last 12 months1.00%
% investment amount in arrears (>90 days)82.48%

About Kenya

Kenya has the highest income per capita and the largest economy of East Africa, making the country the financial center of the region. This is partly due to its convenient location at the coast, allowing the country to be the regional trade center. Kenyans are typically higher educated compared to people in neighboring countries. There is a free market and low import and export restrictions. All of these factors lead to Kenya being the main location for foreign companies to settle in after South Africa. Important sectors are agriculture, industry and services, including the financial sector. The increase in export of tea and flowers also contributes to an influx of foreign currency.

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