Category: Nuru Views

What #IWD2016 means to a farmer in remote Kenya

From the perspective of a Nuru farmer in Kenya, it may seem like International Women’s Day has nothing to do with her. In…

My personal journey of growth and development at Nuru Kenya

Foreword by Jimmy Leak, PhD: I first met George in June of 2012. He had just been promoted to Field Manager because he is…

#NuruVeterans: Meet Brian von Kraus, Security Strategic Advisor

While Nuru International isn’t a military or veterans organization, it was founded by a former Special Operations Marine. All of us at Nuru…

#NuruVeterans: Meet Mike Bigrigg, Nuru Ethiopia Team Leader

While Nuru International isn’t a military or veterans organization, it was founded by a former Special Operations Marine. All of us at Nuru…

#NuruVeterans: Meet Alex Martin, Special Advisor to the CEO

While Nuru International isn’t a military or veterans organization, it was founded by a former Special Operations Marine. All of us at Nuru…

#NuruVeterans: Meet Jake Harriman, Founder and CEO

While Nuru International isn’t a military or veterans organization, it was founded by a former Special Operations Marine. All of us at Nuru…

The effects of El Niño in East Africa

El Niño, warmer than average waters in the Pacific Ocean, affects global weather and climate. Winter is warmer in the northern US and…

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…

Still ‘no school’ for Kenyan students amid teachers’ strike

After only two months on the job with Nuru in 2012, we were confronted with a teacher strike. At that time, I did…

Expats vs. Locals: who should drive development?

As the car weaved in and out of the two-lane road, I observed the Ugandan drivers in the streets of Kampala, amazed at…