Benevolent Fund


The United Nations Staff Union Benevolent Fund (UNSUBF) was started with the intent and purpose of providing assistance to all contributing staff and their dependants during times of financial hardships. The fund is created with voluntary contributions from staff members. In order to enhance transparency and accountability the fund is administered by the Staff Union through the Benevolent Fund Committee, guided by the council-approved rules and regulations.


  • All contributing staff member qualify for an emergency loan of up to and not exceeding Ksh. 70 000
  • The loan shall be paid off over a maximum of seven months at an interest of 6%
  • Minimum net salary must be Ksh 20,000, excluding overtime
  • If a member has a running loan, the minimum balance should be more than Ksh. 10 000 to qualify for additional loan. This will be at the discretion of the Committee depending on availability of funds at the time of application
  • Cheques are issued on Fridays except during the UN payday week.
  • Applications must be received latest by noon on Tuesdays.


  • All contributing staff members qualify for an emergency grant of Ksh. 70 000
  • The grant is awarded in case of death of a staff member or immediate family member to help with funeral expenses. The immediate family member shall constitute a spouse and children below the age of 25 years. The Staff Union shall undertake the responsibility of putting up obituary notices on bulletin boards, opening a condolence book placed at a suitable location and organising visits to the bereaved family.

Please note that the benevolent committee consist of volunteer staff members who will be expected to follow the above guidelines to serve the staff. Your cooperation will improve enthusiasm and better service delivery.

For more information contact; Eric Munga or Carol Karia on Ext. 3895 and 2706 respectively.