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Causes: Agricultural Programs, Community Health Systems, Economic Development, Food, Health, International, International Agricultural Development, Microfinance, Rural Economic Development

Mission: The purpose of Nuru International is to alleviate human suffering and mobilize developed societies toward social action by attacking poverty through holistic community development. We are committed to restoring hope and meaning to the lives of the poor and oppressed by creating sustainable, measurable solutions that result in significant lasting changes in the most impoverished rural communities.

Results: Nuru International's programs have improved the lives of 10,000 people in rural Kenya as of December 31, 2010.

Target demographics: Nuru International empowers the extreme poor of rural areas.

Programs: Nuru kenya in 2014, nuru kenyas financial inclusion, agriculture, health care and education programs have shown attributable impact, the healthcare program reached 3,303 households in the three divisions. The financial inclusion repayment rate was at 93. 86% which was from loans extended from its basic savings club. The agriculture program provided loans, training and extension services to 4,309 farmers. In 2014, some of the farmers maize was attacked by mlnd disease and was assisted by spray chemicals to combat the disease. Maize produce was bought from the farmers after harvest and the loan repayment rate is still being calculated. The education program reached 5,841 students through english literacy outreach programs at 17 rural public primary schools. Nuru ethiopia in 2014, nuru trained, mentored, and advised nuru ethiopia leadership, to implement poverty fighting interventions that were co-created in 2014. Nuru recruited, hired and trained 14 new ethiopian leaders who successfully co-created a financial inclusion (fi) intervention, and began co-creating healthcare and an education interventions. Additionally, we recruited 1200 farmers in 7 new kebeles in the boreda, wereda of gamo gofa zone, and 375 new savers (financial inclusion intervention recipients) for 2015.

nuru international's awareness program leads events and presentations throughoutthe country and publishes videos and educational information through social media. This program builds empathy for the poor by showing glimpses of what those living inextreme poverty experience: chronic hunger, sickness and disease, illiteracy, high child mortality rates, contaminated water, and lack of access to resources. During 2014,nuru international's awareness program continued it's "be hope to her campaign"; 6 sites hosted events. Separately, nuru staff members shared nuru's story with over 7,000 people at more than 20 venues around the country. Lastly, nuru promoted awareness of extreme poverty through press releases, interviews, updates, blog posts, photos, and videos on facebook, twitter, and linkedin, and as a result, over 10,000 people on facebook, over 2,000 followers on twitter, and over 1,400 people on linkedin are more aware of nuru's work.

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Nuru International works to eradicate extreme poverty by empowering rural communities to achieve self-sufficiency. NURU works with local leaders to mobilize communities into groups to tackle the obstacles which are perpetuating the cycle of extreme poverty in their community.

NURU's Evaluation (M&E) team scours both the social and private sectors to identify the most effective interventions in our five areas of development: Agriculture,Community Economic Development,,Healthcare, Water,Sanitation, and Education

Nuru coordinates these interventions alongside local leaders and the community groups, acting as a general contractor of proven poverty solutions. Ongoing measurement and third-party evaluation keep us updated on our progress, and income-generating businesses integrated into our program areas provide revenues that will make our project self-sustaining.