Nuru International held its first East Coast Benefit at the Hudson Terrace in New York City. The event was a huge success with over 100 people attending. Jake Harriman CEO and Founder of Nuru spoke to potential sponsors about the work that Nuru has completed on the ground in Kuria, Kenya and explained the different ways that individuals can get involved with the project.  Don Jorgenson, Development Director said, “The success of the event was largely based on the compassion that people from all walks of life felt for the plight of those in extreme poverty. People reached out to their network of friends and these friends in return did the same. It was amazing to see so many people come together and to connect just for Nuru”.