Pauline Wambeti featured on ‘Executive Woman’ series by BrandPlus TV Kenya

BrandPlus TV created the Executive Woman series to showcase how women are transforming the socio-economic landscape in Kenya while also creating positive change in their communities. Using powerful storytelling, BrandPlus TV seeks to motivate women to go after their dreams. In the episode, host Ng’endo Mwangi speaks to Pauline Wambeti, the Country Director of Nuru Kenya, an

“Girl Rising” Opens Dialogue About Educating Girls to End Poverty

NASHVILLE, TN—Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (TNRPCV) is partnering with HumanDocs and Peace Corps to bring a free screening of “Girl Rising” to Shamblin Theatre on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. This event at 6:30 pm CST on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 is free and open to the public and part of

Helping Is Helping: Interview with Musician Nathan Fox

Almost every day in my role at Nuru, I get the privilege of connecting with individuals who are true change agents. They deploy their talents, skills, and resources to see the end of extreme poverty, and not only do they inspire me, but I believe that through their examples, they ignite others to do take

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 but fulfilling experiences. Fierce competition notwithstanding, gender intricacies further complicate women’s access to leadership opportunities—more so in the rural, remote communities in the developing world where leadership roles are deemed masculine. I

Have the BEST September ever! Join #30Ways

Last September, you held garage sales, and organized benefit dinners to raise over $25,000 to help bring lasting change to our neighbors in Kenya and Ethiopia!                   #30Ways is back. And you’ll want in. If you have a passion to further Nuru’s work and a willingness to invite

Jake Harriman on Happening Now with Jon Scott | Fox News

Happening Now Anchor Jon Scott brings the nation “good news” by interviewing Jake Harriman – discussing Jake’s recent speech before former Presidents Bush and Clinton, the market gap Jake noticed that led him to found Nuru International and how Nuru’s unique integrated approach to ending extreme poverty depends on local leaders building and scaling programs on their own. Iraq War veteran’s

Jake Harriman’s remarks at Presidential Leadership Scholars 2015 Graduation

With the opportunity to speak on behalf of his graduating class, Nuru International Founder and CEO gave an impassioned speech about the idea that is America while calling on all Presidential Leadership Scholars to dare greatly. The Bush Institute posted A Strong Call of Duty: Jake Harriman’s Presidential Leadership Scholar Graduation Speech. In his closing, Jake introduced

Jake Harriman Named 2015 Presidential Leadership Scholar

Jake Harriman, CEO and Founder of Nuru International, has been selected to be a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. These presidential centers have

Joshua’s Story

Joshua Makira Chacha is from Ihore Kenya. He’s been farming with Nuru for the last three years, and his story is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Heartbreaking because no one should have to go through the challenges he and his family had. They did not have enough food to eat. How heartbreaking would it be to

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Chairman Philip Mohochi

In June 2007, Nuru was a vision that hadn’t found a home. After spending that summer in Kenya and meeting Philip Mohochi who would later become Chairman of Nuru Kenya, I felt alive knowing that he and I would work together to make our shared vision a reality, starting in Kuria, Kenya. It is with

Jake Harriman Speaks at TEDxBYU

I always enjoy sharing Nuru’s story; but when it’s in front of an audience of 800 smart, promising students, it’s even more of a thrill. Along with eight other individuals I deeply respect, I was invited to speak at the fourth annual TEDxBYU sponsored by Marriott School of Management’s Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance. The

Groundbreaking at the Nuru International Regional Training Center

CED Program Manager, Vivian Lu, shows us the exciting groundbreaking of Nuru’s new Regional Training Center, which will house the Jamii Development Fund and the hub of all of our mobile banking services.

Transitioning to Mifos and the Mobile Banking Video

The end of my rotation is quickly approaching. Vivian, my counterpart in the CED Program, arrives on Monday, then I will be transitioning out of the project. I am set to fly out on 11 July. Time always flies on our Foundation Team tours. The past 5 months have gone by more quickly than summer

“Water Talks” Creative Video from Solidarités International

How did they do that? This video from Solidarités International left me with goose bumps. What a compelling way to communicate how the water that we rely on to sustain us can be an agent of death – dirty water kills more people than wars have. But, there is hope! According to the World Health

San Antonio Students Step Into The Fight

For those of you who are regular visitors to this site, you know that Nuru had a nationwide awareness campaign that had 1500 hundred people participate at 26 sites. But what you didn’t know was that there were others who were inspired to take part in their own “Be Hope To Her” events. San Antonio