Tag: Women@Nuru

Maternal Health and Healthy Communities

The World Health Organization reports a shocking statistic: “Every day, approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.” If you…

The Cost of Water

As Melinda Gates points out in the 2016 Gates Annual Letter, collecting, treating and using water is a large contributor to “time poverty”—the…

What #IWD2016 means to a farmer in remote Kenya

From the perspective of a Nuru farmer in Kenya, it may seem like International Women’s Day has nothing to do with her. In…

Defying cultural expectations as a ‘woman leader’

As a woman journeying through various roles in different organizations, I have grappled with conflicting cultural expectations whenever I dared to seek challenging…

Bennadette Mugita on overseeing holistic, integrated impact for Nuru Kenya

Feature photo: Impact Program Manager Bennadette Mugita presenting on health communications during a Nuru Kenya team building exercise in Mombasa in May 2014. The…

Why the majority of Nuru Ethiopia ‘savers’ are women

Feature photo: Women at a savings group meeting in Meteka Mele, Boreda District, Southern Ethiopia. For the last two or three decades, microfinance has…

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…