Ethlend raised around 16 - 18 million dollars in their ICO funding which concluded in late November 2017. A long time have passed since then. But this project hasn't made much real progress at all.
From this page from Ethlend's github repository, we learn that they have a fee of 0.01 ETH.
We charge 0.01 ETH for funding a loan request.
Currently there is more liquidity available than borrowers, therefore we are keeping the fee as it is.
That means, 695 loans will make 695*0.01 ETH of revenue. That's lower than 2000$. Upon checking https://ethlend.io/marketplace it is clear to me that most of the loans aren't made in Lend token. I don't see much benefit in holding Lend tokens if it isn't even heavily used in its native platform.