The Critical Role of Social Enterprises in Poverty Eradication

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January 2014 marked the official launch of Nuru Social Enterprises (NSE), a for-profit holding company of Nuru International. However, the genesis of Nuru Social Enterprises began in 2008 when Nuru International launched its first project in Kuria, Kenya, with the firm belief that eradicating extreme poverty could be both a sustainable and scalable initiative.  We have always defined sustainability as … Read More

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The Launch of Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises Poultry Business

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  In 2013, the NKSE team was on a quest to identify the ideal business opportunity that would become NKSE’s fourth business line. At that time, NKSE had three business lines: dairy, consumer products and agribusiness. In December 2013, after months of research and analysis, the team decided to venture into the world of poultry. The NKSE team decided that … Read More

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Living in Addis Ababa; An Outsider’s Perspective

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In a few days I will have been living in Ethiopia for a month. The experience has been filled with the unfamiliar, which I find eye opening. Before leaving, a mentor described Addis Ababa as a city caught between two worlds. I completely agree. There are elements of the not-yet-modern in one of the oldest capitals: rocky unpaved roads that … Read More

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The Evolution of Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises

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  Nuru Social Enterprises launched officially in 2014 but it has evolved to what it is today based on years of research and learning in Kenya.  As Warren Buffett has said, “the view in the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield” Nuru International focuses its work around four areas of need: 1) Hunger; 2) Inability to cope with … Read More

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Understanding the Nuru Social Enterprises Prototype for Ethiopia

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  When I “boiled” the many iterations in Kenya down and compiled a list of lessons learned, it came to six:  Lesson #1: Establish SE in areas that have ready access to market Lesson #2: Launch SE business lines early to enable business lines to grow to full potential; develop contingency plan early as well. Lesson #3: Establish SE in … Read More

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Nuru Ethiopia Social Enterprises Business Exploration

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  The past three months at NESE have been productive, to say the least. With the help of the NI and NESE staff, we have found many potential business endeavors. Together we have developed a strong and cohesive working relationship that has been extremely beneficial to our business ventures. The majority of our time together has been spent interviewing, meeting … Read More

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Meet the Founder

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I am a challenger of norms, a math nerd, a graciously opinionated, confident woman, a New Yorker after more than a decade but a Southern girl at heart, a musician, an advocate, and a believer in the importance of laughter and the beauty of a child’s smile. I am all of these things and more because I can be—because luck … Read More

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