About Us

Founded by a former US Marine, formed at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and fueled by angel investors from Silicon Valley, this is our story.

Our Story

Learn how we got started and evolved over the last decade.

Our Story

Our Team

Meet the members of our team who are enabling people living in extreme poverty to realize their full potential and to exercise their power to create change.

Our Team


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Awards and Honors

Nuru has received awards including:

Gerson Lehrman Group Social Impact Fellow

Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs

Humentum Operational Excellence Award

Schwab Social Entrepreneur Of The Year SemiFinalist

John Maxwell Leadership Award Finalist

American Evaluation Association

White House Champion Of Change

Presidential Leadership Scholars

Rainer Arnhold Fellowship

Forbes Coaches Council

Brigham Young University Ballard Center Social Innovator of the Year

Unsung Hero of Compassion presented by The Dalai Lama

Featured in Stopping As Success

2022 Classy Award for Social Innovation Winner

2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize Finalist


Nuru is a proud member of:

  • 1% for the planet logo
  • SEEP network logo

Financials and Reporting

We publish audited annual reports and invite third-party evaluation to uphold our commitment to transparency and accountability.

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Everyone deserves to pursue a better life.

Together, we cultivate meaningful choices in African farming communities.