The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants $2.25 Million to Nuru Burkina Faso to Increase Agribusiness Opportunities for Smallholder Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2023 Contact: Tacy Layne |; Michelle Tsai | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso–The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced a new grant to fund Nuru Burkina Faso for the next two years. This funding of $2.25 million will enable Nuru Burkina Faso to expand agribusiness opportunities

Nuru Nigeria Managing Director Amy Gaman Named West Africa Acumen Fellow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2023 Contact: Tacy Layne | Abuja, Nigeria – Amy Gaman, Nuru Nigeria Managing Director, has been selected for the 2023 Acumen West Africa Fellowship. In recognition of her leadership in tackling poverty and other systemic injustices in northeast Nigeria and beyond, Amy has been chosen to join the fellowship

Abiy Meshesha Accepted Into CALA Advanced Leadership Program

We are excited to announce that Nuru Ethiopia Managing Director Abiy Meshesha has been accepted into the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) Advanced Leadership Program. With this prestigious honor, Abiy joins the ranks with 80 other agriculture sector leaders from eight African countries and is recognized as a “food security champion” (CALA).  What

Nuru Nigeria Marks Major Milestone with $2M USAID Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2021  Contact: Kellyn Lovell | WASHINGTON, D.C. – After many months of co-creation and adaptive learning, Nuru Nigeria was awarded $2 million in funding through USAID’s Office of Local Sustainability in support of its Building Sustainable Livelihoods (BSL) program. Notably, the award is both the largest in organizational history

A New Chapter For Nuru

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2020 Contact: Billy Williams | WASHINGTON, D.C.–– Twelve years ago, the idea of Nuru was launched in southwestern Kenya. When Jake Harriman founded this organization, he had always envisioned Nuru being able to grow. He envisioned it scaling to make a significant contribution to ending extreme poverty. Jake was

Join Team Nuru International and Run the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon

For the last five years, I’ve been able to join my wife and dozens of other runners from around the country to run the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Team Nuru International. Together we have raised over $100,000 to support Nuru’s efforts. Each year, it has been amazing to run together in our nation’s capital with

Helping Eunice Grow More Maize

Meet Eunice–a Kenyan farmer who grows maize Eunice is nearing her 60th birthday. Though now a widow, she is proud to be mother to 10 children and grandmother to over 30 grandchildren. Since 2010 she has been a member of Nuru Kenya’s programs. Before, she would farm the whole long rains season and hardly get 3

Nuru International welcomes Stanford Visiting Law Professor Beth Van Schaack to board of directors

IRVINE, CA—Nuru International is proud to welcome its newest member, Beth Van Schaack, to its board of directors. Her extensive background in international human rights, international criminal law and atrocities prevention will add significant value as Nuru tackles increasingly complex challenges in expanding to highly fragile states and achieving its mission to end extreme poverty

Farmers Profit from Selling Maize

Improving income and food security for small-scale maize farmers in Kenya requires addressing challenges along the entire value chain–from planting all the way through the sale of surplus yield. Nuru Kenya (NK) ensures farmers have everything needed for planting by providing input loans. Support from NK continues throughout the growing season as farmers receive training

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty With Nuru Kenya

MIGORI COUNTY, KENYA—In commemoration of the upcoming International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, 2015, Nuru Kenya is hosting a gathering at the office of the Mabera Division District Officer on October 9, 2015 starting at 9:00 AM EAT. This event is open to the community. Nuru Kenya has extended invitations to

Nuru Ethiopia Partners with Save the Children, Literacy Boost Program

Nuru Ethiopia is pleased to announce a new partnership with Save the Children to implement Literacy Boost in order to increase literacy levels of children in rural farmer households to a grade 2 level before they reach secondary school. Save the Children currently offers Literacy Boost in many countries around the world, including Kenya, Ethiopia

Nuru International announces 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action

NEW YORK CITY—During the closing plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2015 Annual Meeting, Jake Harriman announced Nuru International’s Commitment to Action: “Building Prosperity and Resilience in Highly Fragile States.” Nuru International is committing to launching a 3,000-person pilot to bring measurable development to rural farming families in a highly fragile state in Sub-Saharan

Jake Harriman Presents at Clinton Global Initiative 2015

NEW YORK CITY—The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) inspires its members to make Commitments to Action: innovative projects that have already touched the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries since 2005. The CGI 2015 Annual Meeting, held September 26-29 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, is bringing members together

Nuru Delivering on 13 Sustainable Development Goals

Feature photo: Children of Floria and Charles Gibore, a Nuru Kenya household, enjoy a meal after returning home from school. As the 2015 UN Summit kicks off today, Nuru International—along with the rest of the international development community—is anticipating the ratification of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs align well with Nuru’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote,

Nuru Ethiopia Healthcare Program Launches in Community

Feature photo: Nuru Ethiopia Healthcare team presents the program proposal in Hawassa. Left to right: Mathewos Echamo, Telaye Wamisho, Rebecca Dutton, Mekdes Bekele, Zelalem Abera. In July 2015, the Nuru Ethiopia Healthcare team successfully completed and presented our program proposal to our colleagues at Nuru Ethiopia. The completion of this distinctive six-month program planning process is