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