In the year 2000, A group of friends came together and formed a social welfare group with the primary objective of supporting one another on social matters such as education, bereavements, weddings, and graduation ceremonies among others. 4 years later, the group decided to increase its activities to include an investment arm. With investment portfolio, a company was formally registered with a name of Springboard Holdings Limited with the same shareholders as in the welfare group. The shareholders increased their contributions by several folds to enable them aggressively venture into buying and selling of small parcels of land.
In 2010, the holding company diversified into Credit lending starting with its members on short term period. The new portfolio grew rapidly and by the close of the year, it had more than doubled. Having realized the potential the lending portfolio has, it was agreed that it should be run separately from the investment portfolio.
It was in this regards that Springboard Capital was registered in January 2011 to solely handle the Credit lending business. The company has since grown to a fully-fledged Micro Finance institution that offer credit facility across the country to the public.
Our vision is to transform Kenyan people through financial support and economic empowerment.
Our mission over the years has been to liberate the Kenyans through offering timely and innovative financial services, nurturing talent as well as growing the shareholders wealth. In our day to day’s work, we are guided by the values of integrity, teamwork, professionalism, creativity and innovation among others.
As we have grown, so have the needs of our customers. Today many of our customers have graduated to higher levels economically and are involved in complex and sophisticated activities including imports and exports. These diverse needs have lead as to development of more diverse products so as to meet these needs. We endeavor to continue widening our capacities so as to effectively serve all our customers and even reach out to more.
As any other business, we have weathered many storms to get to where we are and are determined to continue growing with immediate plans of seeking licensing to become a fully-fledged deposit taking micro-finance. This substantial progress would not have been possible without the people, from staff to directors, our customers, the shareholders, consultants, institutional partners, service providers and Government. It would also not have been possible without these people’s hard work, team work, professionalism, commitment, innovation, sacrifice and most important of all, remaining focused on our vision.