The Afya Elimu Fund is a revolving fund initiative that aims to provide low interest (4%) loans to prospective health care trainees in mid level medical training institutions. AEF focuses on middle level cadres such as nursing, laboratory technologists, nutritionists and clinical officers among others who form about 90% of Kenya’s health workforce. It specifically targets needy students who cannot afford the high cost of medical training and those from under served regions of the country.
The Afya Elimu Fund has continued to receive support from The Family Group Foundation which has contributed KES 2.5 million. With this support, 42 students in public, private and faith based medical training colleges. Majority of the students supported by they Foundation are studying orthopedics, nursing and clinical medicine carders.