• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2008
Nuru International is a social venture committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, household savings, healthcare, and education. Nuru International currently works in Kenya and Ethiopia. In September of 2008, Nuru International was invited to test its new approach in an impoverished, rural community in Kenya. Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact. Nuru’s vision is to create a world where people living in extreme poverty can make meaningful choices to improve their lives in a sustainable way. After years of on-the-ground innovation, Nuru’s programs are separated into two groups: Impact Programs - Agriculture, Community Economic Development (CED), Education, Healthcare Sustainability Programs - Nuru Social Enterprises, Leadership Support Programs - Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), Social Marketing  

Where is Nuru International
Staff6Location of current staff
    Location of open jobs
    Projects1Location of contracts awarded


    Job openings over the past year

    8Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Agriculture Program Strategic Advisor
      United States
    • Healthcare & Education Program Specialist

    Staff at Nuru International have experience in


    • monitoring / evaluation
    • development
    • research & development
    • personnel / human resources
    • tertiary education


    • save the children international
    • goal global
    • ec
    • global affairs canada


    • kenya
    • united states
    • ethiopia
    • nigeria
    • uganda


    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

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    Company Offices
    • United States (headquarters)
    • Costa Mesa
    • 270 Baker Street E, Ste 200

    In the News

    International Literacy Day

    Child literacy: The key to ending intergenerational poverty

    8 September 2015
    Thomas Hong on Localization

    Expats, the 'scaffolds' of locally led organizations

    5 June 2015
    Conflict in Context

    A former soldier turns his fight to poverty

    24 August 2015
    #YouthWill Build Peace

    The leader we need

    16 March 2015
    Feature: An evolving development industry

    How local can you get?

    13 January 2014
    In conversation: Jake Harriman, CEO of Nuru International

    Talking about a (local) revolution

    13 January 2014
    Community engagement

    Putting communities in the driver's seat of development

    6 December 2016
    Media and Communications

    How to tell your story better

    23 April 2018


    Primary sectors

    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Reproductive Health
    Agricultural Technology
    Market Research
    Local Government
    Anti-Poverty / Social Justice
    Data Management
    Farming / Crops
    Banking & Finance Budgeting

    Primary Funders

    Contract Awards