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The week of August 20th marked the end of the Program Planning Process (PPP) for our Community Economic Development (CED) program. It has been a very full 6 months with little time to reflect on all that we have accomplished thus far. This is also the first time that the local Leadership Program team has   …Continue Reading

Robi Claret, Computer Training Manager (CTM), shares thoughts on her experience training Nuru Kenya teams on computer skills. An additional task of the Nuru Kenya Leadership Program is to equip Nuru staff with computer knowledge and skills so that they can run their programs more efficiently and effectively. This role has been very exciting for   …Continue Reading

Recently, Nuru’s CEO Jake Harriman was nominated to participate in the White House Champions of Change program. Through this program, The White House recognizes everyday Americans who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. This particular Champions of Change event will honor veterans who exemplify entrepreneurship. It will also provide others looking to start   …Continue Reading


The harvest season has arrived in Kuria West.  As farmers across the district work hard to bring their crops in from the field, Nuru is happy to share these photos of the abundant maize harvest.   A Nuru farmer uses oxen to carry maize from his farm to his house. Once the maize arrives at   …Continue Reading

In 2013, Ermias Gona Waja harvested four bags of maize and one bag of beans from his half-hectare plot in the village of Dubana Bullo. His beans barely sustained him and his family through the hunger season, and his maize brought him no surplus and no profits. He was living hand-to-mouth, unable to even imagine   …Continue Reading

It seems like just yesterday we had begun the Program Planning Process (PPP) with our Community Economic Development (CED) program. However, here we stand months down the line and we are just wrapping up the final details with the CED team for program implementation in the final quarter of the year. And so far, we   …Continue Reading

The following blog was written by Biruk Enaro, Leadership Training Manager at Nuru Ethiopia, describing a crucial part of the Program Planning Process. In the past five weeks the Nuru Ethiopia Leadership team has finished leading Research Packet (RP) analysis training for the first time, in the Program Planning Process (PPP) for our Community Economic Development (CED) impact program.   …Continue Reading

Andrew Okoth Ochieng’ reflects on his recent move to the Leadership Program to take on the position of Training Officer. I first joined Nuru Kenya in August of 2012 as an Education Coordinator with the Education Program. This program’s goal is to improve literacy for pupils in rural public schools to standard two level. Pupils in every   …Continue Reading

While many school children in the U.S. are starting their summer vacations, Kenya’s schools are in the middle of the 2014 school year.  Nuru’s Education Program has been working with 17 schools across two divisions with almost 6,000 students for the last 6 months.   In Mabera Division, the team has welcomed a few new   …Continue Reading

From June 18th to 20th a group of organizations convened for the Mulago Foundation Agriculture Summit. Representation included COMACO, Farm Shop, Innovations for Poverty Action, Juhudi Kilimo, KickStart, KOMAZA, Mountain Hazelnuts, Mulago Foundation, MyAgro, Nuru International, One Acre Fund, Proximity Design, Rainer Arnhold Fellows, Root Capital, Sanergy, Working Villages International, Praekelt Foundation, FarmForce, Center for   …Continue Reading