BnF

Our local partner in Kenya

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. During the pilot in 2016 the loans (up to 300.000 euro) through BNF have been covered by a guarantee from our partner Venture South International.

Peter Maigua is the Executive Director and has more than 15 years of experience in the world of microfinance, finance and SME lending. He is an experienced manager and has worked with several international organizations and start-ups.

General information

  • Full nameBiashara na Fedha
  • CountryKenya
  • Head officeNairobi
  • Founded in 2015
  • Websiteventuresouth.net
  • Active on Lendahand since June 2016

Report Q1 2016

Financial indicators per March 31st 2017

  • Number of SMEs in loan portfolio28
  • Total assets€ 328,290
  • Leverage ratio15%
  • Loan portfolio€ 287,924
  • Write-off ratio last 12 months0%
  • % loan amount in arrears (>90 days)2.90%
  • % loan amount in arrears (>180 days)0%

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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