Author: Pauline Wambeti

Nuru Kenya Managing Director — Pauline Wambeti believes in “not waiting for other people to make the changes for us, but to make the changes ourselves.” Having invested over 15 years in community development in Kenya, Pauline is currently the Managing Director for Nuru Kenya. Prior to joining Nuru, Pauline worked for the United Nations Environment’s Regional office for Africa-Nairobi. She has been a Programme Officer for the National Organization for Peer Educators; a Business Development Officer for K-Rep Bank Ltd and, a Program Facilitator for Doctors of the World. Pauline has studied Social Work and Community Development in addition to post-graduate studies in Development Studies and Project Management. She is a 2018 East Africa Acumen Fellow.
Nuru Kenya: Taking Stock Five Years After Expatriate Exit

Five years ago, Nuru International expatriates left Kenya and handed over the operations of the Nuru Kenya NGO to the local team. The…

#MyMomIsStrongBecause… by Pauline Wambeti

#MyMomIsStrongBecause through her struggles and hard work, she gave me a better life than the one she had. My mother, Lydia, hails from…

Calling for Kenyans to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas

On Friday, October 9th, Nuru Kenya hosted a community-wide event where over 1000 people—including Nuru farmer households, staff, partners, community stakeholders and government…

Defying cultural expectations as a ‘woman leader’

As a woman journeying through various roles in different organizations, I have grappled with conflicting cultural expectations whenever I dared to seek challenging…

What’s next for Nuru Kenya?

As we, the local staff of Nuru Kenya, prepared for the departure of our expatriate team earlier this month, we worked hard to…

Genesis Analytics Evaluates Nuru Kenya for Helmsley Charitable Trust

In April 2015, Nuru Kenya received a visit from Genesis Analytics, a multinational consulting firm that advises governments and companies in emerging markets. This…

Nuru Kenya visits Nuru Ethiopia: an unforgettable experience!

Our eagerly awaited day had finally arrived. Nuru Kenya staff – Tom, Sifuna, Rogonga, Bennadette and I (Pauline Wambeti, Nuru Kenya Country Director) –…