A good part of what I’ve been working on recently with Chairman Philip Mohochi is building out our core administrative functions here at Nuru Kenya. Our impact programs (Agriculture, Community Economic DevelopmentHealthcare, and Education) are doing great work in the community; in turn, we need an effective administration that supports them so that they can focus the majority of their efforts on their field work.

That being the case, we’ve begun restructuring our local finance department. By changing how our purchases, expenses and budgets are managed, we’re improving our oversight while freeing impact program staff time. For instance, we’re currently building a procurement department that will purchase supplies, manage inventory, and organize transport and events for the field programs. In turn, they’ll be able to focus staff time on what really matters to us all – reaching poor, struggling, and aspiring households in the remote, rural area where we work.