• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2008

Nuru International

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  
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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


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • research & development
  • education
  • tertiary education


  • save the children international
  • goal global
  • ec
  • global affairs canada
  • world bank group


  • kenya
  • nigeria
  • united states
  • ethiopia
  • nicaragua


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

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


Primary sectors

Monitoring / Evaluation
Local Government
Market Research
Reproductive Health
Economic Development
Agricultural Technology
Data Management

Contract Awards

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Company Offices

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