Category: Nuru Views

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…

Interested in working in Ethiopia? Here’s advice from an expat

A more appropriate name for this post would be something like: “11 Lessons from Living in Rural Southern Ethiopia for 2 years and…

Should local leaders be a focus of the Sustainable Development Goals?

Feature photo: Nuru Kenya Education Facilitator Wang’enyi Conslata Babere leading a training on project management for newly hired field officers. This week in…

Fulfilling a promise I made in Ethiopia 30 years ago

Feature photo: Elias Fanta (middle) with Nuru Ethiopia Financial Inclusion team during the Financial Inclusion Program Planning Process in Zefine, Ethiopia. In June…

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…

Three Exciting Themes at Skoll World Forum 2015

2015 was the first year that Nuru International received an invitation to attend the Skoll World Forum. For me to attend was an…

Want To ‘Scale’ Social Impact? Then Give Away Your Trade Secrets

“If Nuru International exists in 30 years, then I’ve completely failed my entire life’s mission. Our job is to work ourselves out of…

Announcing the Launch of Women@Nuru

“We believe in the beauty and power of an individual empowered with knowledge and skill to solve the challenges that extreme poverty creates…

An Approach to Ending Poverty That Works

In August 2014, I participated in BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor Immersion Visit which offered a unique, hands-on experience inside of BRAC’s Bangladesh…

While Nuru is hard at work on the ground in Kenya and Ethiopia, working with local leaders to build the knowledge and tools…