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 answer the many questions that go along with the uncertainty of exit. Over the last year, we have been working to develop elaborate strategic plans and roadmaps that will bring our vision to fruition – specifically our next milestone of regional scaling.

Having achieved our target saturation rate in Kuria West sub-county early in 2015, Nuru Kenya is planning to scale-up our interventions into the neighboring Kuria East sub-county in January 2016. Certainly, the going will be tougher as we venture into a more remote and marginalized part of the country.

We are geared up for the inherent challenges that lie ahead. After almost seven years of working in Kuria West, my team understands our communities better and has proven competence in creating positive attributable impact through four key interventions. Through our acquired expertise, we are best placed to lead ourselves and our communities out of extreme poverty. We are keen on ensuring our interventions are community owned, driven and sustained.

Our immediate plans are to rollout an elaborate strategy that entails graduating our farmers out of extreme poverty and mobilizing them into co-operatives to ensure we sustain and scale the impact we have achieved through establishing and strengthening functional structural mechanisms.

As we soldier on, we take pride in our greatest advantage: that of now being quite surefooted about our unique, proven poverty reduction model!

About Pauline Wambeti

Nuru Kenya Country Director — Pauline Wambeti has a diverse and extensive background in international development. Before joining Nuru in September 2013, Pauline worked for the United Nations Environment Programme at the African regional office in Nairobi. Pauline was also 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 a BA in Community Development and is pursuing an MBA from African Nazarene University.


  • Joel Ireri says:

    In support of this.

    Great work; NI Team in equipping NK staff with the right Attitude towards serving community and Ending Extreme Poverty. Congrats Pauline for Taking courage in Leading the NK team to the next level.


  • mwita says:

    that good idea madam pauline, we hope it will reap fruits to Kuria East as it was in Kuria West…..nuru is our saviour in terms of food. hurray madam Pauline with your team.

  • Thanks for the great work youre doing to serve the community.May God help and lead you to be a couragious leader.Forever foward backward Never.

  • Geoffrey Odhyambo says:

    Graduation and ladder programs ensure there is sustained momentum along the milestones individuals, groups and communities achieve. These enhance community ownership and programs sustainability beyond the funding phases. This is the time NK needs to embrace the mostly avoided and abhorred Change Management. But it is what needs to be done and got to be done. Great team here to carry on the Nuru Torch!! We achieve most impact where we most fear going to, the marginalized underserved areas and groups. And again NK is on course

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