Author: Alex Martin

Team Leader, Kenya — Alex graduated with distinction from the US Naval Academy and went on to lead infantry, reconnaissance, and special operations units in multiple combat deployments. In July 2013, Alex was given the opportunity to join the Nuru family and to serve as a Foundation Team Leader in Kenya.
31 reflections as I come home after 2 years in rural Kenya

Feature photo (left to right): Team Leader Alex Martin, Nuru Kenya Country Director Pauline Wambeti and Nuru International CEO Jake Harriman at Nuru…

How Leaders Make Critical Decisions: Data First, Judgment Second

Feature photo: Members of the Nuru Kenya Monitoring and Evaluation team review early results from an Agriculture Program survey. In my two years as…

Cultivating a Culture of Failure and Learning

Nuru International set out to design the first self-scaling, self-sustaining, holistic, development model to end extreme poverty in rural, remote areas, in our…

Out of Extreme Poverty: Josphat’s Story

49 year-old Josphat Mokami Maroa lives in Nyangiti, Kenya. Anyone who has met him knows to never mistake his soft-spokenness for timidity. Even from…

22 Things I learned about myself after leaving the Marines – then living in Kenya

For Veterans Day, Alex Martin shares his story of how he found a fulfilling career – and happiness – working as a humanitarian in…

Within this update, Mwita Babere, Nuru Kenya Human Resources Manager, discusses upcoming changes in leadership and how the goal remains constant – focused…

I think of my time in the Marine Corps everyday. It was an exceptional adventure that forever changed my life. The process of earning…

Alex Martin graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy and went on to lead infantry, reconnaissance and special operations units in multiple combat…