From the CEO

One of the things that impressed me most about Nuru’s growth this past year is the organization’s growing independence.


To our partners in the fight against extreme poverty:

In February 2013, a new chapter in Nuru’s mission began: Nuru started a second country project in Ethiopia. This expansion is the culmination of years of work and is a crucial step in the Nuru Model reaching proof of concept—which is our precursor to scaling to more and more countries. The Boreda Woreda region in Ethiopia exhibits need in all four core areas that Nuru addresses: 1) Hunger; 2) Inability to cope with economic shocks; 3) Preventable disease and death; and 4) Lack of access to quality education for children. By adapting our programs to a new environment and working with different populations and governments, Nuru is continuing to distill the core of our model for wider application.

Ethiopia’s proximity to Kenya has enabled us to foster cross-project cooperation among our teams in Nuru Kenya and Nuru Ethiopia and allows for easier international management that can be handled with less time and expense. Building a regional presence in both countries will enable us to begin developing strategies to address failed states and post-conflict areas in nearby regions once we have the capabilities.

For Nuru Kenya, our most significant milestone of 2013 was a joint effort to design, prepare, brief and initiate Project 2017, a strategic planning process that will streamline Nuru Kenya operations over the next three years – integrating our programs more closely together to make our model far more cost-effective and scalable. The process is designed to enable the project to become scalable and sustainable by 2017. Project 2017 includes three-year budgets and three-year operational roll-outs detailing scaling and the exit of Nuru International staff from Kenya. The staggered exit of Nuru International expat staff will begin in 2014 with the exit of Impact Program expats by the end of Q2.

We invite you to read this report and celebrate our progress in 2013. Thank you for partnering with us to create a world where every person has the ability to make meaningful choices to improve her life in a lasting way.

Stay in the fight,

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Jake Harriman
Chief Executive Officer

From the CFO

Having considerable overall savings while spending more programmatically demonstrates that Nuru operated with very lean overhead in 2013.


Dear Investors:

2013 was a year filled with triumphs and challenges. As I look back on the year and the numerous hurdles we cleared while learning lessons that will serve us well in 2014 and beyond, I would like to share some highlights of 2013.

Our biggest challenges in Kenya were beyond our control—a lethal maize disease called MLND and a drought unlike any Kenyan farmers had experienced in years. Combined, these two issues meant spending an additional, unbudgeted $500K in Kenya. Additionally, we had to invest in order to grow—in a scaling plan for our agriculture loan, in a chilis cash crop pilot for Social Enterprises and in establishing Social Enterprises in Kenya as a subsidiary and in the US as a holding company of Nuru International. We accomplished all of this and more while finishing the year with $300K of savings compared to our original budget. Having considerable overall savings while spending more programmatically demonstrates that Nuru operated with very lean overhead in 2013.

We had considerable success as well in tightening our finance and accounting processes in Kenya and the US and by building a robust system in Ethiopia. Our Nuru International 2013 audit had no findings; our audits and Form 990s are always available to the public on our website. We launched new budget and reforecast processes and created a financial dashboard which is shared quarterly with our Quarterly Report. 2013 again demonstrated our unwavering commitment to financial accountability and transparency.

Our financial sustainability engine, Social Enterprises, gained considerable ground in 2013. While the sustainability ratio took a substantial hit from the effects of drought and crop disease on the maize loan and dropped to 30%, Social Enterprises in Kenya was able to pilot African Bird’s Eye chilies, develop comprehensive plans to launch dairy and poultry businesses in 2014, and streamline processes in order for the consumer products business line to become profitable. The setup of Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises as a for-profit subsidiary of Nuru Kenya also laid the groundwork for a clear distinction between the for-profit business lines and the NGO.

Our success in navigating the challenges of 2013 and continuing to move forward would not have been possible without the continued generous support of our donors. Every dollar truly mattered.

I look forward to continuing to share our story with you. Thank you for joining us in the fight to end extreme poverty.

Nisha-Signature


Nisha Chakravarty
Chief Financial Officer

Financial Dashboard


Financial Ratios
2010 2011 2012 2013
Program Efficiency Ratio Program expense/ Total Nuru expense 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.79
Operating Reliance Ratio Unrestricted revenue/ Total Nuru expense 1.45 1.05 0.92 0.83
Fundraising Efficiency Ratio Unrestricted revenue / Fundraising expense 10.53 8.88 18.41 11.72
Sustainability Ratio Social Enterprises revenue/ Total NK program expense 0.12 0.32 0.6 0.30
Financial Ratios
2010 2011 2012 2013
Program Efficiency Ratio Program expense/ Total Nuru expense 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.79
Operating Reliance Ratio Unrestricted revenue/ Total Nuru expense 1.45 1.05 0.92 0.83
Fundraising Efficiency Ratio Unrestricted revenue / Fundraising expense 10.53 8.88 18.41 11.72
Sustainability Ratio Social Enterprises revenue/ Total NK program expense 0.12 0.32 0.6 0.30

Annual Expenses Over 4 Years*

2010

2011

2012

2013

* All numbers are in thousands


Balance Sheet
2010 2011 2012 2013
Cash Balance1 755,173 1,223,248 737,768 208,901
Total Assets 1,573,169 1,951,920 1,415,062 5,105,2182
Total Liabilities 70,092 74,553 98,811 152,957
Total Equity 1,503,077 1,877,367 1,316,251 4,952,261
Balance Sheet
2010 2011 2012 2013
Cash Balance1 755,173 1,223,248 737,768 208,901
Total Assets 1,573,169 1,951,920 1,415,062 5,105,218
Total Liabilities 70,092 74,553 98,811 152,957
Total Equity 1,503,077 1,877,367 1,316,251 4,952,261

Annual Revenue1 / Annual Expense

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Revenue1 / Expense
Total Annual Revenue Total Annual Expense % of Expenses Covered
2010 3,066,330 2,121,442 145%
2011 2,634,248 2,518,393 105%
2012 3,556,022 3,885,481 92%
2013 3,948,052 4,734,497 83%
Revenue1 / Expense
Total Annual Revenue Total Annual Expense % of Expenses Covered
2010 3,066,330 2,121,442 145%
2011 2,634,248 2,518,393 105%
2012 3,556,022 3,885,481 92%
2013 3,948,052 4,734,497 83%

Revenue1
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2012 281,000 1,236,022 60,000 80,000 129,000 545,000 152,000 396,000 48,000 100,000 26,000 503,000 3,556,022
2013 560,000 203,052 645,000 475,000 281,000 126,000 229,000 423,000 241,000 344,000 122,000 299,000 3,948,052

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1Unrestricted
2 Includes $4.6M time restricted revenue for 2014-2016


Phases of a Country Project

Each Nuru project goes through three phases

PHASE 1 

Program Design & Launch

Nuru International recruits and trains a local team in Nuru’s mission, philosophy and approach to poverty solutions. The team is equipped with knowledge and skills to thoroughly assess community needs and co-create impact programs that are locally relevant, sustainable and scalable.

PHASE 2 

Program Implementation & Audit

Local teams effectively run and manage the programs while iterating past challenges and improving on interventions to maintain relevance. Once evidence of impact is achieved, teams grow programs throughout the district.

PHASE 3

Project Streamlining & Scaling

Local teams identify opportunities to better integrate program activities, staffing, budgeting and more. They ensure maximum efficiencies as the project prepares to become financially independent from Nuru International and positions to scale to a new district.


Measuring Progress Toward Impact

Each Nuru Project is evaluated using 5 main criteria*

PHASE 1 

1. Relevance

Does the program meet the needs of Nuru communities? Nuru’s program planning process and values around co-creation ensures we are community responsive and working to address needs as defined by the community.

PHASE 2 

2. Effectiveness

Is the program on track to meet its objectives? Nuru’s monitoring system tracks progress of our operational effectiveness (against targets) and iterates when data informs us of a problem.

3. Impact

Has Nuru made a measurable difference? Nuru’s evaluation system is structured to assess the social impact Nuru is making in the lives of its target populations. Where it makes sense, Nuru considers attributable impact.

PHASE 3

4. Scalability

Is the program scalable to other divisions? Nuru upholds data-driven, evidence based decision-making and does not scale to other divisions until we are confident our programs are effectively rolled out, demonstrating social impact and replicable.

5. Sustainability

Will benefits continue after Nuru exit? Financial Sustainability, based on our Social Enterprises strategy, is measured through our Financial Sustainability Ratio (FSR). Leadership Sustainability, based on our leadership development strategy, is measured through our Leadership Sustainability Index (LSI).

* Except for scalability, framework based on the DAC Principles for the Evaluation of Development Assistance, OECD (1991)


“What the M&E team strived for in 2013 was to capitalize on the systems we had previously developed to demonstrate progress toward sustained impact. I strongly believe that it’s not enough to make impact in the development sector; we must sustain it, and that’s what makes Nuru unique.”

–Veronica Olazabal,
Monitoring and Evaluation Director

Ethiopia

Launching a new country project offers the opportunity to test our Program Planning Process, an eight-step plan for co-creating and co-designing locally-relevant poverty solutions.

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In October, the Nuru Ethiopia team traveled to Nuru Kenya for a week-long information sharing exchange. The trip was a huge success and both teams gained key takeaways that will help drive more effective and efficient program design in their respective locations.

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    Nuru Ethiopia team visiting Nuru Kenya team in Kuria West, Kenya

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    Nuru Ethiopia Agriculture team interviewing farmers during the Strength and Needs Assessment (SNA)

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    Many Ethiopian farmers experience low agriculture yields due to ineffective planting methods

Nuru Ethiopia kicked off the seven-month Program Planning Process (PPP) for the Agriculture Program. The PPP begins with conducting a Strengths and Needs Assessment (SNA) in the community; developing a problem statement and program goal; analyzing best practices and case studies; and creating a program proposal including a Logic Model, one-year rollout and budget, staffing model and M&E system.

The result of the Agriculture PPP was developing farmer-owned, farmer-run, for-profit agricultural cooperatives in Nuru Ethiopia. These cooperatives will generate profits by operating both the agriculture input loans and crop commercialization business lines and pay dividends to its member farmers. Farmers in three kebeles were registered and mobilized into cooperatives to prepare for their first planting with Nuru Ethiopia in the 2014 belg season (short, moderate rainy season from March to May). The M&E team will conduct a baseline of household agricultural activities in early 2014.

Construction of Village Aggregation Centers (VACs) has begun. The VACs will be used by cooperatives working with Nuru to use as operational hubs, to store agricultural inputs and to commercialize crop outputs from farmers during 2014.

Country Program Director Bereket Akele submitted the first annual review of Nuru Ethiopia to the Ethiopian government and passed with outstanding marks. Government officials noted that they are impressed with how Nuru works with local leaders to truly understand the needs of the community and work alongside and in support of existing government initiatives.


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    Ermias Gona

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    Ermias and family standing outside their home

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    Ermias and sons inside their home


from a Nuru farmer

My name is Ermias Gona and my wife and I live in Dubano Bulo, Ethiopia. We have six children, five boys and one girl. For me and this whole kebele, life has been more difficult than in past years.

A number of people in this kebele, including myself, are not getting enough food to feed their families. It makes me feel worried and stressed. I was trying to borrow food from friends and neighbors. If it’s not available, I’ve tried some micro-businesses in addition to agriculture. But even if I know how to do these businesses well, I lack the startup money to begin.

The major sicknesses we face are malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and cough. In the past, my wife faced malnutrition when she was pregnant. We usually get sick 2-3 times per year. If it’s during a time when we have enough money, we will go to the local clinic. But if it’s during the season when we don’t have enough, we will just stay in bed because we can’t afford any treatment.

I was sending my children to school, but when times get tough, I am making them drop out from the school. If there’s no food, the children cannot go, and we cannot afford to buy the books and materials because we need to use the money to eat. When Nuru came to my kebele, I was very excited. I’ve never been a member of any organization. I have huge hope for the future with Nuru.

Nuru Ethiopia Senior Management

Bereket

Bereket Akele,
Country Program Director


Biruk

Biruk Enaro,
Leadership


Bethelehem

Bethelehem Gelgelo,
M&E


Alemseged

Alemseged Lukas,
Agriculture


Kenya

Each of our four impact programs is demonstrating positive impact.

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In 2013, Nuru Kenya faced two significant challenges: a lethal maize disease that affected crops throughout East Africa, and a prolonged drought at the height of the growing season. Despite the potential of catastrophic crop loss and prolonged hunger season for Nuru farmers, Nuru Kenya’s local leaders devised and implemented a comprehensive education and containment program that mitigated risk and insulated our farmers from devastation. Additionally, significant progress was made in our CED, Healthcare and Education programs to prepare us for Phase 1 of expat exit in 2014.

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    Joyce Magembe

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    Nuru Kenya farmer, Joyce Magembe, in her field

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    Joyce with her daughters

“I like the teachers from Nuru that come to our school. They are very nice and friendly. My favorite thing to study is English. When I grow up I would like to be a teacher.”

–Daughter, Rebecca,
(6 years)


from a Nuru farmer

My name is Joyce Magembe and I live in Nyansase, Kenya.

I have 5 children. Their ages are 24, 17, 13, 8 and 6. The oldest is attending college in Nkepya. My husband, Francis, passed away. I have been a Nuru member for almost 5 years.

Before Nuru came in I had a difficult life. My husband, Francis, passed away. I did not have enough food to eat and I could not afford to have my kids attend school. Neighbors in my community all around were all facing the same challenges. Many were getting sick from malaria and diarrhea. People from Nuru taught us how to boil water and sleep under mosquito nets and the importance of washing our hands after using the latrine. Since then we have not gotten sick as much.

Before Nuru, I worked very hard in my field but was only able 
to get 5 sacks of maize per acre. Nuru trained me how to farm better and my first harvest I received 16 sacks of maize per acre. One of biggest challenges was last year when there was very little rain. We tried but (were) not able to harvest much. Last year was hard, but we had enough food to eat.

I am in a savings club. We call ourselves the “Nyansase Simba Group” because we are strong (“simba” means lion). We meet every week and we collectively save. It’s easy for me to save and is good in case we have an emergency need. I have bought a dairy cow and am dreaming of building a better house.

From savings, I am able pay for kids school fees. Their reading and writing has really improved. My oldest is in college and wants to one day become a teacher. I encourage my kids to take time, not get married too young and to study hard.

Agriculture

Eliminate household hunger by equipping farmers to sustainably increase crop yields and translate surplus yields into income

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After a challenging season involving drought, erratic weather and our hard won 98.4% containment of a crop disease called MLND, the Nuru Kenya Agriculture Program team focused on loan repayment for the 2013 long rains loan. Nuru Kenya is preparing to offer a diversified crop package in 2014 which will include drought-tolerant brown sorghum and finger millet as well as maize, the staple food in Kuria. Thousands of farmers received training at base education events and farmers who live in early planting areas received their 2014 agricultural input loan.



Community Economic Development

Help farmers cope with economic shocks in a sustainable way by equipping them with money management skills and providing access to basic financial services

Nuru International’s CED Program received the 2013 Mifos award sponsored by Google for “Most Innovative Microfinance Institution” meeting all three selection criteria for our innovative use of technology; innovative service offerings; and innovative participation. In Kenya, the CED program scaled to five sublocations in Masaba and Ikerege Divisions. The team completed auditing and reconciliation of group savings accounts and also drafted a group constitution to streamline Nuru members’ obligations, responsibilities and rights while participating in the group savings and loan programs. The group constitution was successfully adopted by 100% of CED members, as witnessed by their signing of the constitution.



Healthcare

Enables Nuru farmer households to avert preventable disease and death by encouraging the adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors that have been identified to improve maternal and child health.

Healthcare trained a new team of Field Officers and scaled home visits to Mabera Division. With the implementation of the Telerivet SMS platform, Healthcare has the ability to send tailored messages from Field Officers to households based on individual healthcare needs and requests as well as send wider-reaching messages during social marketing campaigns.



Education

Provide students attending primary public schools in rural communities with access to English literacy programs

As a complement to the Monitoring and Evaluation team’s completion of the 2013 Uwezo Assessment used to assess literacy levels, the Education team conducted video interviews with 18 teachers and 21 students at 7 of 12 outreach schools; the interviews spoke positively of Nuru. 50 teachers from 11 of 12 outreach schools also participated in an end-of-year survey; 100% said they have seen a positive impact on student literacy rates as a result of Nuru’s Outreach Program.


As of May 2013, Nuru Kenya Education Program increased outreach time to one hour per class per week at all partner schools and implemented a classroom observation tool to assess the quality of instruction from Nuru facilitators. Consultants from Harvest Learning Group partnered with Nuru Kenya to develop learning progression maps for Nuru curriculum using Common Core State Standards. Education Program leaders George Baridi, George Nyamweya, Victoria Tissian and Tinyi Johnson attended and presented a poster at the “8th Pan-African Reading For All” conference in Nairobi from August 12-16, 2013.


Nuru Kenya Senior Management

Philip

Philip Mohochi,
Country Program Director


Tom

Tom Juma Nyongesa,
Agriculture Program Manager


Ibrahim

Ibrahim Sifuna,
CED Program Manager


Rebecca

Rebecca Okinda Adhiambo,
Healthcare Program Manager


George

George Baridi,
Education Program Manager


Jane

Jane Omanga,
Leadership Program Manager


Rogonga

Rogonga Augustine,
M&E Program Manager


Sustainability

The Nuru Model is designed to deliver a self-renewing and self-sustaining pipeline of leaders and finances to enable lasting change in extremely poor, remote, rural communities.


Local Leadership

Meet two local leaders who deeply understand servant leadership and are effectively modeling it in Nuru Kenya:


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Jane Omanga, Leadership Program Manager

Q: How would you describe the type of leaders Nuru is working to develop?

A: When we talk about leadership, people think of a leader in broader perspective, but in Nuru we look at the kind of servant-leadership in a leader we’d want. In servant leadership, we want a leader who’s humble, a leader who’s there for his/her people, a leader who’s able to take feedback positively, whether it is positive feedback or critical feedback. A leader who is leading by example, a role model to the team. And we’d also want a leader who is able to learn from the people, because we say that leaders are not 100% know-it-all. [We are developing] leaders who learn a lot from the people they work with—in that way they learn if they accept feedback positively, learning from their mistakes.


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Tom Juma Nyongesa, Agriculture Program Manager

Q: What makes Nuru’s Leadership Program effective at equipping leaders?

A: By making it clear that leadership development is a strategic priority especially with the exit plan, Leadership Program focuses of the founding virtues of Nuru Kenya. This provides a uniform foundation to all staff irrespective of their previous working places. Servant leadership sums it all. Community first.

Social Enterprises

Nuru International incorporated Nuru Social Enterprises (NSE), a U.S. based holding company that will be the majority owner of Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises and Nuru Ethiopia Social Enterprises. Our CFO, Nisha Chakravarty, will make the transition to become the President of Nuru Social Enterprises in 2014.

Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises, now a for-profit subsidiary of Nuru Kenya, secured unsubsidized fertilizer at a competitive rate for 2014 input issue—which decreases our dependence on the government-subsidized fertilizer we have purchased in years past. The African Bird’s Eye Chili pilot program progressed as 177.5 acres of chili were successfully transplanted to the field with plans to harvest starting in January 2014. NSE also secured a partnership with Kiva to invite lenders to fund agriculture loans to Nuru farmers. Nuru farmer profiles appeared on Kiva’s website in November.

Healthcare commodities, formerly a small products business line housed in the Healthcare Program, is now overseen by Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises (NKSE) and launched in an expanded format concurrent with the opening of a flagship storefront at the Nuru Kenya Regional Training Center.

The team developed business plans, specifically for dairy and poultry farms, with expectations to launch new business lines in 2014. Building of a poultry shed to house over 2,000 baby chickens will commence in January 2014.


In June 2007, Nuru was a vision that hadn’t found a home.

After spending that summer in Kenya and meeting Philip Mohochi who would later become Chairman of Nuru Kenya, Jake felt alive knowing that he and Philip would work together to make their shared vision a reality, starting in Kuria, Kenya. 

In 2014, our senior leadership will undergo a transition. Philip Mohochi is planning to retire in July, but he will remain a critical leader in his position on the Nuru Kenya Board of Directors. Pauline Wambeti joined Nuru in September 2013 as Impact Program Director and will train under Philip for six months before assuming the role of Executive Director in July 2014. Pauline has a diverse and extensive background in community development, having worked in various regions of Kenya. Prior to joining Nuru in September 2013, she worked at the United Nations Environment Programme (Regional Office for Africa), providing support on policy and project development, partnership building and resource mobilization. Previously, as a Program Officer at NOPE Kenya, Pauline was the team leader for the PEPFAR funded NPI-SHAP consortium in South Nyanza and later implemented the APHIA Plus western workplace interventions in Kisii and Migori Counties. Her earlier work experiences include a stint at K-Rep Bank as a Business Development Officer and later SME/Retail Officer; and a Program Facilitator for Doctors of the World-Spain. We are excited for the next chapter under Pauline’s leadership.

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Pauline Wambeti


In May 2014, Chairman Philip Mohochi was traveling from Migori to Kuria with his brother, Robi, when a matatu (bus) tried to pass, swerved and hit them in a head-on, three-car collision. Philip and Robi died instantly. We deeply grieve our loss and will not let Philip’s vision die. He will continue to be an inspiration to all of us.

Financials

Kenya Financial Information

Public Support and Revenues
Grants and Donations 1,449,703
Program Revenue 594,722
Total Revenues 2,044,425
 -
Expenses & Losses
Program Services
Healthcare Program 72,481
Education Program 76,152
Community Economic Dev 45,135
Agriculture Program 343,678
Social Marketing 5,052
Leadership 39,090
Monitoring & Evaluation 61,571
Social Enterprise 510,344
Cost of Goods Sold 614,895
Total Program Services 1,768,397
Management and General 373,538
Total Expenses 2,141,935
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Assets
Cash 149,668
Program Loans Receivable 805,000
Program Inventories 469,746
Fixed Assets 564,457
Total Assets 1,988,871
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Liabilities & Equity
Current Liabilities 821,087
Change in Net Assets (97,511)
Net Assets, Beginning of Year 1,265,294
Total Liabilities and Net Assets 1,988,871

Audited by: Obwanga and Associates, Certified Public Accountants (CPAK).
*All Figures in U.S. Dollars


US Financial Information

Public Support and Revenues
Grants and Donations 7,817,171
In-Kind Donations 528,522
Investments 24,496
Interest 320
Total Revenues 8,370,509
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Expenses & Losses
Program Services
International Development 3,319,736
Awareness 412,493
Total Program Services 3,732,229
Management and General 664,273
Fundraising 336,959
Total Functional Expenses 4,733,461
Loss on Disposition of Assets 1,038
Total Expenses 4,734,499
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Net Assets
Change in Net Assets 3,636,010
Net Assets, Beginning of Year 1,316,251
Net Assets, End of Year 4,952,261

Prepared by Elizabeth Atherton, CPA.


Nuru International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit charity and meets all 20 Better Business Bureau Charity Standards. Nuru has been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence for certifying, documenting and demonstrating that we meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness. “Nuru” is a Kiswahili word meaning light.

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Donor Spotlights

USNA Class of 1998

In spring 2012, Fairmont Senior High School in West Virginia organized an entire week of events to raise funds and awareness for Nuru International; they called it Nuru Week. Dave Forman, the Class President for the United States Naval Academy Class of 1998, saw the video on Facebook and was inspired by these students. He had graduated with Nuru’s founder, Jake Harriman, and thought, “What if we did something similar to honor our classmate at our 15-year reunion?” The result was a commitment by the “Great ‘98” class to raise $98,000.

As the year progressed, Jake’s classmates personally donated, raised funds, invited their employers to match their donations and a few even ran the 38th Marine Corps Marathon with Team Nuru International. At their November reunion, they celebrated life long friendships, committed lives of service and the $110,439 they raised to invest in Nuru’s work to provide meaningful choices to those living in extreme poverty. Nuru is grateful to the Class of 1998 for their inspiring efforts and tremendous generosity.


Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, one of the largest foundations in the country, selected Nuru to be one of their first two recipients of a brand new initiative working to help Vulnerable Children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Their donation, which is the largest donation Nuru has received to date, will be focused specifically on helping us reach proof-of-concept for our work in Kenya. Their grant of $4,680,506 over the next three years will cover most of our costs for building out Nuru Kenya and setting up our operations to scale there without foreign funding.

As we build out our new project in Ethiopia, we’re putting procedures in place to help the Nuru model be easily transferable to new communities and to other NGOs and governments who want to use it to end extreme poverty in their context. Because of The Helmsley Charitable Trust grant and the support of our committed donors, we’re able to take a huge step towards seeing the end of extreme poverty in our lifetime.


Donor Recognition

Lead Investor

$300,001+

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Visionary

$100,001 – $300,000

Alex and Polly Ryerson
Gene Sykes
Anonymous
Peter and Amy Wagner
Gayla and Kevin Compton


Torchbearer

$10,001 – $100,000

Leader

$1,001 – $10,000

Partner

up to $1,000

Anonymous
Aaron Jannetta
Aaron Mann
Aaron Payton
Aaron Shoemaker
Abha Agrawal
Abigail Novak
Adam Fleming
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Adam Hruby
Adam Riley
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Agile Developer, INC.
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Bethany Torres
Bianca Sifuentes
Bill onderdonk
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Blaire Wise
Bloomsburg University
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Garreth and Bonnie Sutton
Brandee Melcher
Brandon Roach
Brandon Wong
Brendan Bosch
Brendan Higgins
Brett & Amanda Huffman
Brett Allison
Brian Braat
Brian and Laura Clark
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Brian Sherlock
Brian Von Kraus
Brianna Robinson
Brienne Hedgecock
Brook Changala
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Cathy Lezek
Chad Gremel
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Chad Schumacher
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Chad Speer
Chandler Billups
Charlene Marlett
Charles fisher
Charles Gunn
Charles Larson
Charles Molloy
Charlie Williams
Charlotte Jordan
Chelsea Whipp
Cheri Dial
Chris Cooke
Chris Marvin
Chris Masek
Chris Robinson and Sarah Rollings
Chris Rogers

Christa Falk
Steve and Christi Powell
Christian Molloy
Christian Townsend
Christina Baumgardner
Christina Bond
Christopher Baker
Christopher Catalano
Christopher Curtiss
Christopher Gonzalez
Christopher Martin
Christopher Pacentrilli
Christy Martsolf
Christy Weimer
Cinda Brown
Cindy Keating
Claire Denton
Clare Shreeves
Colleen Kosloski
Colleen Matz
Colleen Thornbrugh
Collin Burton
Connie Roberts
Corey Bozic
Corey Zink
Cori Thornton
Craig Southwick
Mark and Crystal Messenger
Dabid Dermott
Daisy Vargas
Dan Toebes
Dan Torrens
Daniel Hare
Daniel Harrison
Daniel Keeler
Daniel Kidd
Daniel Last
Daniel Mathess
Daniel Moll
Daniel Roiter
Daniel Swalm
Daniel Tiberio
Danyel Williams-Freeman
Dara DeChellis
Darrel Capo
Dave Felton
Dave Hopkins
Dave Williams
David Brown
David Carreon
David Cox
David Edgerton
David Fitzell
David Frederick Harris
David Garcia
David Hardy
David Hurren
David Jannetta
David Jannetta
David and Kate Kennedy
David Klaus
David Leather
David Mount
David Rogers
David Sinclair
David Williams
Dawn Stefanides
Dean Hancox
Deb Brown
Debbie Crossman
Debbie Smith
Deborah Brashear
Deborah Landry
Deen Blash
Derek Crousore
Derek Roberts
The Yankoff Family
Derrick Clark
Devora Pontell
DeWayne Gibson
Diane Swearingen
Dominique Neal
Donald Faul, Sr.
Donald Richardson
Donna Rudolph
Donnna Rudolph
Dora Serrano
Doreen Keene
Dorothy Johnson
Doug Scott
Doug Webster
Douglas Edman
Douglas Kaufman
Doug and Amy Beth Morrison
Douglas Seich
Douglas and Anne Wood
Douglass Swearingen
Ed Grether
Eddie Greene
Edmund Hipp
Edward Cable
Edward Lindquist
Edward MILLER
Edward Wagner
Edwin Clements
Eileen Forrester
Elijah McMeen
William and Elizabeth Atherton
Elizabeth Comsides
Elizabeth DeRoos
Elizabeth Juckett
Elizabeth Lee
Elizabeth Orton
Ellen sorkin
Emily Caldwell
Emily Corbin
Emily McLaughlin
Eric and Sally Benson
Eric Minor
Eric Zito
Erica Huffman
Erik Bengtsson
Erik Ingersoll
Erin Gripper
Erin Young
Erinn Casazza
Eugene Bolton
Evan Oster
Everett Alcorn
Elena Povero and Fabio Santini
Felicia CHIU
Fenton Family Foundation
Foomz Adeyemi
Frances Freyberg Blackburn
Fred Bruni
Fredrick Bruni
Gabriel Schut
Gary Tinnes
Gemma Hughes
Gene Severtson
Geoff Wood
George Cavagnaro
George Major
George Sebek
George Sink
Ginna Burket
Giovanni Portogallo
Glenn Schatz
Glennie Dinin

Grayson Morris
Greg Campbell
Greg Duncan
Greg Goodman
Gregory Budde
Gregory Carter
Gregory Dodge
Gregory McLaughlin
Greta Tom
Gretchen West
Guy Snodgrass
H. Scott Stillings
Haley Matuszynski
Hannah Park
Harry Soza
Helen Vo
Henry Lin
Henry Roenke
Henry Webster-Mellon
Herbert Cogar
Herman Reed
Hilary Hawkins
Holly Hoxsie
Holly Hoxsie
Holly Martin
Howard pollack
Hyland Johns
Ian Magee
Ian Schillinger
Ilya Firman
Ime Archibong
Indraneel Mukherjee
J. Michael Montgomery
Jack Daly
Jack Edwards
Jack Hart
Jacob Anderson
Jacob Cox
Jacquelyn Core
Jake Harriman
James Bailey
James Day
James Grieco
James Hodge
James Leak
James Mazzarella
James Moberly
James Stare
James Stout
James Vincent
Jamie Frederick and Brian Lunardi
Jane Petree
Janel Andrews
Janell Searles
Janet Harriman
Janine Brown
Jared Goor
Jared Payne
Jared Voneida
Jarred Ingersoll
Jarred Ingersoll
Jarrod Donaldson
Jasmine Lewis
Jason Berg
Jason and Sarah Bolen
Jason Clendaniel
Jason Lavarias
Jason Lemley
Jason Morrow
Jason Penco
Jason Smith
Jason Stittleburg
Jay Handley
Jean Ghera
Jean Warren
Jeanette Shue
Jeanne Daffron Miller
Jeannette Gaudry Haynie
The Schut Family
Jeff Wittrup
Jeff-Don Poppke
Jeffrey Beaumont
Jeff and Sarah Dodson
Jeffrey Gillings
Jeffrey Jackson
Jenifer Hemphill
Jennifer Beatty
Jennifer Carson
Jennifer Forman
Jennifer Marino
Jennifer mikus
Jennifer Sidow
Jennifer Spenceley
Jennifer Vipond
Jennifer Werner
Jennifer Wilson
Jennifer Yuchasz
Jenny Chen
Jenny Marsh
Jenny Molina
Jeremy Becker
Jeremy Dailey
Jeremy Leiby
Jerry Handley
Jerry Tom
Jess Hagy
Jessica Edwards
Jessica Thompson
Jessie Chan
Jessie van Eerden
Jessie Wagner
Jill Bonafield-White
Jill Glover
Jim Nash
Jim Noonan
Jimmy Shreeves
Jj Ethridge
Joanne Zizus
Joe Goodwin
Joe Lervold
Joella Kight
John Bowman
John Gaffney
John Gaffney
John Hodgson
John Jansen
John Keim
John Owens
John B. Phillips
John Wiggins
Joia Pardo-Matthews
Jon Castor
Jon McGrath
Jonathan Cordone
Jonathan Shneier
Jonathan Snavely
Joni Albrecht
Jordan Schnaps
Jose Luis Campanello
Joseph Griffith
Joseph O’Donnell
Josephine Reece
Josh Cross
Josh Huggins
Josh Lauman
Josh Wilson
Joshua Herbach
Joshua Lafferty
Joy Hunte

Joyce Friedrichs
Judi Frazin
Judith Crawford
Julia Holup
Julie Anderson
Julie Ream
Jun Chong
Justin Bliffen
Justin Cohen
Justin Cortelyou
Justin Drake
Justin Kupec
Justin Wright
Kaitan Gupta
Kajsa Anderson
Kam Po Chan
Kara Lang
Karen Faul
Karen Poleyeff
Karena Skibinski
Kate Walker
Katherine Keil
Katherine Vance
Kathleen Giles
Kathleen Nolen
Kathryn Bombardiere
Kathryn Johnson
Kathryn Julian
Kathy Carreon
Kathy Do
Kathy Lee
Kati Holland
Katie Faul
Katie Ridenour
Katie Tarara
Katrina Miller
Kayla Show
Keith Henderson
Kelli Bails Mountain State
Kelly Barkhurst
Kelly Dunbar
Kenneth Barnett
Kenneth Clouser
Kenneth Douglas
Kenneth Nelson
Kenneth Piercey
Kent Matlick
Kent McBride
Kevin Bravo-Ferrer
Kevin Gaffney
Kevin Mace
Kevin Thomas
Kfir Gavrieli
Kiersten Regelin
Kim Raymond Architects, Inc.
Kim Upham
Kimberley Kates
Kimberly Reaser
Kimberly Richards
Kirk & Charlotte Haas
Kirk Botula
Kirk Copen
Kriss Deiglmeier
Kristen Hoadley
Kristin McDermott
Kristopher Stonaker
Kristy Naternicola
Kurt Scherer
Kyle Hency
Lacey Sladky
Lance Martin
larry anderson
Larry Snyder
Laura and Hunter Sims
Laura Tuck Maasdam
Laurel Shay
Lauren Byrer
Lauren Faul
Lauren Palm
Lauren Ullman
The Yankoff Family
Laurie Milgrim
Leah Kirby
Leanne Garrett
Lemwel Delgra
Lequa Nwaohu
Leslie Morley
Leslie N
Leslie Reaser
Leslie Slade
Life is GOOD follow Us
(Lars, Suzi, Tiuri, and Liva)
Lincoln Hughes
Linda Manley
Linda Mattson
Linda Poulton
Linda Snyder
Lindsay Fowkes
Lindsey Spieker
Lisa Dehart
Lisa Goenner
Lisa Hough
Lisa Lyon
Lisa Orton
Lisa Slayton
Lisa Voorhes
The Weisenberger Family
Liz Grossman
Liz and Bart Peintner
Lois Lineal
Loren Myers
Loretta Ware
Lori Hermann
Lori Kilkelly
Lori and David Metze
Lori Sherlock
Lorraine Catalano
Louis Gutierrez
Lucas Harriman
Lucelo Delgra
Lucy Huggins
Luke Greene
Luke Radlinski
Lyn Few
Lynda Brown
Lynn Marmer
Mallory Minor
Mandy (Taira) Snell
Manohar Prabhu
Marc Alvidrez
Marcia Grondahl
Marcia Hockenberry
Marcus Dillender
Margaret Hensle
Margaret Hummelman
Margaret Nyweide
Maricar Jocson
Marilyn Scott
Marina Sifuentes
Marion Mace
Mark Brophy
Mark Frazn
Mark Messenger
Mark Symmes
Mark Thrash
Marsha Alexander Janke
Marshall Croft
Mary Ann Ryerson
Mary Bosley

Mary Conley
Mary Dodge
Mary Kylee Rice
Mary Lou Tarara
Mary Majors
Mary Saucerman
Mary Stewart
Matt Howell
Matt Lee
Matt Music
Matt Wilkerson
Matthew Campbell
Matthew Carmona
Matthew Gilbreath
Matthew Kaufman
Matthew Miller
Matthew Page
Matthew Parrish
Matthew Shaffer
Matthew Sladky
Matthew Tilleard
Maureen Faul
Maxwell Gover
Keith and Maya Watts
Meagan Gregory
Megan and Brian Shope
Megan Bouck
Megan Pavlock
Meghan Casto
Meghan Eggleston
Meghan Forehand
Meghan Reardon Smith
Melanie Mecca
Melinda Utal-Martinez
Melissa Abrams
Mellany Zepelak
Meredith Pace
Micaiah Mace
Michael Armacost
Michael Breen
Michael Cataffo
Michael Changala
Michael Conboy
Michael Files
Michael Gaffney
Michael Hancox
Michael Heary
Michael Hilleary
Michael Kinsella
Michael McPhail
Michael Morgan
Michael Schwerin
Michael Wissel
Michael Yura
Michaelanne Helms
Michele Arzadon
Michele Phillips
Michelle Chiu
Michelle Woodman
Mike Ferns
Mike Lohre
Mike Morse
Millard Minor, D.D.S.
Mitchell Eisenberg
Myrna SALTZBERG
Nancy And Lee Fleisher
Nancy Blumberg
Nancy Lu
Nancy Ortberg
Nate Bailey
Nathan Ma
Nathan Paukovits
Nicholas Taylor
Nicolas Heywood
Nicole Holloway
Nicole Nollette
Nicole Sergent
Nihar Singhal
Nina Hunter
Nina Rudmann
Nir Eyal
Nisha Chakravarty and Raj Beri
Noel Massey
Norman Hepler
Oak Metcalfe
Objistics, INC.
Oliver Subasinghe
Omar Khawaja
Paige Jackson
Pam Swope
Pamela Vulte
Paolo pacorini
Pat and John Hotchkiss
Patricia Budinsky
Patricia Flynn
Patricia Sory
Patrick Barber
Patrick Weidman
Pattie Sherrill
Trey Dunham
Paul Garrett
Paul Harlick
Paul Kokot
Paul Rotsch
Paul Shortt
Paul Young
Paula Hadden
Peggy Scantland
Peter Andrews
Peter Hansen
Peter Laird
Peter Lehrman
Peter Lombard MD
Phil Gow
Philip and Susan Williford
Phyllis Newcomb
Primla Wilson
Priscilla Bradford
R. Michael Cary
Rachel Froehlich
Rachel Myers
Rachel Shoemaker
Radhika Warrier
Rainer Fehrenbacher
Randall Orr
Randy Bogle
Randy and Heather Warren
Raymond Adams
Cates-Cattaneo Family
Rebecca Aten
Rebecca Collins
Rebecca Meinhard
Rebecca Warren
Reeanne Cassady
Regis Young
Reuben Hernandez
Rhonda musick
Ricardo Cortes
Richard Crossman
Richard Derek Glover
Richard Ferrari
Richard Kelly
Richard Kipper
Dick and Pat Lenham
Richard Orton
Rick Ullman
Rob Wyte
Robert Boylan
Robert Green

Robert Metcalfe
Robert Woodworth
Robin Konrad
Rocky Burns
Roxann Ingersoll
Rune Sorensen
Russ Crawford
Russ Lascink
Rut Prudencio
Ruth Lane
Ruthie Forman
Ryan Faul
Ryan Huffman
Ryan Lookabill
Ryan Smither
Ryan and Sarah Trommer
Ryan Warren
Sabita Jagtiani
Sabrina Liu
Sallie Smith
Sam and Jennifer Parker
Samantha Hantman
Samantha Leschke
Samson Kim
Sandra Kosloski
Sandra Leak
Sandra McBeth Ennor
Sandra Yocum
Sara Stires
Sarah Barnes
Sarah Dence
Sarah McGee
Sarah Orton
Sarah Winkler
Sarita Gupta
Claire and Scott Rumpsa
Scott and Elizabeth Kauffman
Scott Erwin
Scott Haller
Scott Hauser
Scott Hayes
Scott Hoffman
Scott McBride
Scott Smith
Scott Tanksley
Scott Taylor
Scott Walgren
Seraphine Codinha
Seth Riggins
Seth Wolcott
Shahak Nagiel
Shaneka Julian
Sharon layne
Shawn Carolan
Shawna Clement
Tim and Shawna Smith
Shelley Story
Sheriene Saadati
Sherri Meyer
Sondra Cain
Spencer Hobe
Stacey Skerske
Stacey Walker
Stephanie Brandt
Stephanie Landry
Stephanie Parrott
Stephanie Pethtel
Stephanie Summers
Stephany Moore
Stephen Beckwith
Stephen Evans
Stephen Fauchier
Stephen Jannetta
Stephen Minihane
Stephen minor
Stephen Paap
Steve Sims
Steve Starliper
Steven Pfirman
Stuart Cox
Sumner Lee
Sunny Jagtiani
Susan Littleton
Susan Scarbro
Susan Shadid
Susanna Lee
Suzanna Gabsch
Suzanne Bailey
Svetlana Kelman
Tabatha McGlone
Tama Schut
Tamara Rodriguez
Tara Golden
Teresa Luk
Teresa Stupar
Terri Harris
The Well
Theodore Wang
Thomas Anderson
Thomas Bowen
Thomas Coleman
Thomas Keefer
Tim Davis
Tim Feist
Tim Van Gorp
Timothy Haring
Timothy LImbert
Timothy Whelan
Tina Kambarian
Todd Katter
Todd Sawhill
Todd Zentner
Tom Cole
Tom Kazarian
Tony Bancroft
Tony Pierson
Tony Tarantini
Topher Van Mourick
Tracy Carroll
Treacy Brockman
Trey Dunham
Troy Hickerson
Troy Kazarian
Troy Tertany
Tyler Head
Tyler Nelsen
Open Circle at Los Altos United Methodist Church
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Vancour
Verna Legaspi
Vicki Somberg
Vincent Yealdhall
Virginia Coats
Vitali Dorosh
Vivian Djen
Warren Tomlinson
Weston Sankey
William Dalton
William Danjczek
William Graham
William Schenk
William Stimpson
Yitzhak Katzav
Yu Hidema
Zack Arnold


Catalyst

Monthly Donor

Anonymous (2)
Aaron Mann
Abigail Hills
Adam Fleming
Adam Riley
Alejandro Nunez
Alex Sojda
Alicia Levesque
Alison Hoyt
Allen Badeau
Allison Stettner
Ana Campos-McDonald
Andres Vargas Lugo
Andrew Cogar
Andrew Lurker
Ann Keefer
Anna Siverd
Anthony and Heather Mauro
Rob and April Pack
Ashley Glock
Basil Fthenakis
Becky Charlton
Benjamin Young
Billy and Jamie Williams
Garreth and Bonnie Sutton
Bradley Prugh
Brandee Melcher
Brandon Wong
Brendan Bosch
Brett & Amanda Huffman
Brian Braat
Brian and Rachel Schupp
Brittani Swearingen
Brook Changala
Brooke Summers
Bryan and Stacey Kidd
Cameron King
Cammy Elquist LoRe’
Carmen Abreu
Carolyn Dunaway
Carrie Batson
Chad Gremel
Charles Molloy
Charles Steitz
Charlie Williams
Cheri Dial
Chris Lagioia
Christa Falk
Steve and Christi Powell
Christian Molloy
Christopher Baker
Christopher Doggett
Christopher Lang
Colleen Matz
Colleen Thornbrugh
Connie Roberts
Corey Bozic
Daisy Vargas
Daniel Hare
Daniel Harrison
Dave Felton
Dave Williams
David Fitzell
David Hardy
David Inman
Dave and Kate Kennedy

David Klaus
Dean Hancox
Denise Varriano
Derek Roberts
Diane Swearingen
Diane Tarantini
Donald Faul
Doug Scott
Douglas Seich
Douglas and Anne Wood
Douglass Swearingen
Drew and Ali Bray
Eddie Greene
William and Elizabeth Atherton
Emily McLaughlin
Eric and Sally Benson
Eric Liese
Erik Bengtsson
Erika Stafne
Elena Povero and Fabio Santini
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Fredrick Bruni
Giovanni Portogallo
Glenn Schatz
Greg Goodman
Greg Hunter
Gregory Carter
Gregory Dodge
Gregory McLaughlin
Harry Soza
Harvest Christian Church
Henry Webster-Mellon
Holly Martin
Jack Edwards
Jacob Anderson
Jacob Cox
Jacquelyn Core
Jake Harriman
James Bouck
James Hodge
James Vincent
Jane Petree
Janet Harriman
Janine Brown
Joy and Jared Goor
Jared Voneida
Jason and Sarah Bolen
Jason Morrow
Jean Ghera
Jean-Marie Hegarty
The Schut Family
Jeffrey Beaumont
Jeffrey Jackson
Jenna Mace
Jennifer Schaap
Jeremy Dailey
Jeremy Leiby
Jessica Thompson
Jessie Bennett
Jj Ethridge
Joe Goodwin
Joel Morrison
John and Melissa Hancox
John Jansen
John Owens
John Wiggins

Joni Albrecht
Jose Luis Campanello
Joseph Griffith
Josephine Reece
Josh Lauman
Joy Hunte
Julie Ream
Jun Chong
Katherine Keil
Kathy Carreon
Kati Holland
Katie Faul
Kayla Show
Keith and Laura Galloway
Kenji Gjovig
Kent McBride
Kiersten Regelin
Kim Raymond Architects, Inc.
Kirk Copen
Kurt Scherer
Kyle Hency
Lauren Faul
Lauren Ullman
The Yankoff Family
Leslie Morley
Life is GOOD follow Us (Lars, Suzi, Tiura, and Liva)
Lisa Hough
The Weisenberger Family
Liz and Bart Peintner
Loretta Ware
Lori Hermann
Lucas Harriman
Lyn Few
Lynn Marmer
Mallory Minor
Marcia Grondahl
Margaret Hensle
Margaret Hummelman
Margaret Nyweide
Marianne Berkovich
Marilyn Scott
Marshall Croft
Mary Ann Ryerson
Mary Kylee Rice
Mary Stewart
Matt Wilkerson
Matthew Campbell
Matthew Dodge
Matthew Miller
Matthew Tilleard
Maureen Faul
Megan and Brian Shope
Megan Bouck
Megan Pavlock
Meghan Casto
Melissa Palmisciano
Meredith Pace
Micaiah Mace
Michael Changala
Michael Files
Michael Hancox
Michaelanne Helms
Mike Harriman
Mike Morse
Mitchell Eisenberg
Nancy Ortberg

Micah and Nesha Crossman
Nisha Chakravarty and Raj Beri
Pat and John Hotchkiss
Patricia Sory
Paul Kokot
Paul Shortt
Primla Wilson
Rachel Seaman
Rainer Fehrenbacher
Rajeev Winfred
Randy and Heather Warren
Cates-Cattaneo Family
Rebecca Collins
Rebecca Meinhard
Reuben Hernandez
Ricardo Cortes
Richard and Debbie Crossman
Richard Ferrari
Richard Kelly
Dick and Pat Lenham
Dick and Sibyl Towner
Robin Konrad
Rocky Burns
Rune Sorensen
Russ Crawford
Ryan Faul
Ryan Huffman
Ryan Smither
Ryan and Sarah Trommer
Sallie Smith
Jeff and Sarah Dodson
Claire and Scott Rumpsa
Scott Taylor
Seth Wolcott
Shawn and Jennifer Carolan
Sherri Meyer
Simit Patel
Stacey Walker
Stephanie Brandt
Stephen Beckwith
Steve Feldman
Steve Powell
Stuart Godwin
Tara Culp
Teresa Stupar
Tim Van Gorp
Timothy Whalen
Tina Kambarian
Todd Katter
Todd Mace
Tom and Andrea Kazarian
Treacy Brockman
Trey Dunham
Troy Hickerson
Troy and Stacy Tertany
Tyler Nelsen
Vanessa Vancour
Vitali Dorosh
Smart Choice Computer Solutions-Wayne Snyder, President
William Dalton
William Danjczek
William Schenk
Zack Arnold

Strategic Leadership Team

Jake Harriman, Chief Executive Officer

Jake graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy and served seven and a half years as an Infantry and Special Operations Platoon Commander in the Marine Corps. He led four operational deployments and was awarded the Bronze Star for actions in combat. Jake’s experiences convinced him that the “War on Terror” can’t be won on the battlefield alone; the contributing causes of terrorism – specifically extreme poverty – must also be eradicated. Jake left the military and enrolled at Stanford Graduate School of Business to found Nuru International. Upon graduation, Jake led a team to launch Nuru’s first project in Kenya.

Nisha Chakravarty, Chief Financial Officer

Nisha previously led shared service strategy in Vice President roles at Lehman Brothers in India and Goldman Sachs in New York and served as Chief Financial and Operating Officer for KIPP LA. She earned a B.A./B.S. at the Wharton School and an M.A. in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences at Columbia University.

Aerie Changala, Director of International Operations

Aerie speaks seven languages and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso before joining Nuru in 2008 as Team Leader and CED Program Manager for Nuru Kenya. He earned his BA in International Affairs from John Cabot University (Rome, Italy) and his MA in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK).

Veronica Olazabal, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation

Veronica has 15 years of professional and academic international experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with Rockefeller Foundation, Mastercard Foundation and UMCOR. She earned an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University and a dual Masters in Applied Economics and Urban Policy and Planning and a B.A. in Communications from Rutgers University.

Karina Sobieski, Director of Human Resources and Administration

Karina previously managed the recruiting activities at McKinsey & Company Poland and developed and managed the recruitment process for Citigold Wealth Management Division in Poland. She earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from the Warsaw School of Social Psychology in Poland.


Board of Directors

John Hancox, Board Chairman
Don Faul
Andrew Cogar
Trey Dunham
Kim Keating
Jake Harriman

Board of Advisors

Irv Grousbeck
Peter Wagner



Appendix

The following reports, which outline our methodology, baseline and impact to date, are available on our website:

Nuru Kenya Agriculture Impact Assessment: Results of the 2013 Harvest Yield Survey (January 2014)

Nuru Kenya Community Economic Development: 2013 Progress Toward Impact Report (January 2014)

Nuru Kenya Healthcare Impact Assessment: Result of the 2013 Healthcare Surveys (February 2014)

Nuru Kenya Education Impact Assessment: Results of the 2013 Education Surveys (February 2014)

A recalculation of the Safe Water, and Sanitation and Malaria scorecard in the “2013 Nuru Healthcare Impact Assessment FINAL” report resulted in an adjustment of 1 percentage point, from a 25% to 24% score.

 

Annual Reports Archive

2013 Annual Report
2013 Form 990

2012 Annual Report
2012 Form 990

2011 Annual Report
2011 Form 990

2010 Annual Report
2010 Form 990

2009 Annual Report

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