No, Lendahand Ethex does not pay any interest on cash that is not invested into bonds.  Your money could be put to better use supporting more African families while potentially earning you interest at the same time – a win-win. 

If you decide not to reinvest at this time it might be sensible to withdraw money to your bank account.  You can withdraw money from the Portfolio section of your account using the grey ‘Withdraw Money’ button: