Launching the Nuru Dairy: Getting Ready for the Cows to Come Home

Rachel LewisBusiness Lines, KenyaLeave a Comment

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Here at Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises (NKSE) there is a pretty big event looming on the horizon, and by big it weighs in at 450-500 KGs apiece and eats approximately 70 KGs of dry grass matter each day. The Nuru Dairy is preparing to welcome 5 cows with prestigious pedigrees to start producing high quality milk for the Kuria markets. … Read More

Rachel LewisLaunching the Nuru Dairy: Getting Ready for the Cows to Come Home

Important Lessons Learned from Agribusiness

Rachel LewisBusiness Lines, Kenya, NSELeave a Comment

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Nuru places an immense amount of value on being open and transparent about the learning’s and experiences that happen while fighting extreme poverty and innovating to develop viable social enterprises on the ground in Kenya. Part of being an innovator and a pioneer means that occasionally things are going to work out, but the real success comes in how you … Read More

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Success in the Poultry Shed

Rachel LewisBusiness Lines, Kenya, NSELeave a Comment

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Results of development work are often seen in small incremental changes over the long term, however luckily for us with the Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises team we don’t have to wait for an impact study, we can see the changes happening before our very eyes in the form of 2,700 growing chicks. With our new poultry unit we can satisfying see … Read More

Rachel LewisSuccess in the Poultry Shed

Exploring Honey in Ethiopia

Wilson KaoBusiness Lines, Ethiopia, NSELeave a Comment

Nuru Ethiopia Social Enterprises (NESE) is looking forward to an exciting coming few months. After rigorously exploring potential investment areas and gathering input from agriculture experts, development specialists, consultants and entrepreneurs, we are looking forward to the next stage: operationalizing our high-potential business ideas. Our first pilot will likely be in Ethiopian honey. Due to the country’s diverse flora, Ethiopia … Read More

Wilson KaoExploring Honey in Ethiopia

The Critical Role of Social Enterprises in Poverty Eradication

Nisha ChakravartyBusiness Lines, Ethiopia, Kenya, NSE, USALeave a Comment

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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

Nisha ChakravartyThe Critical Role of Social Enterprises in Poverty Eradication

The Launch of Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises Poultry Business

Rachel LewisBusiness Lines, KenyaLeave a Comment

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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

Rachel LewisThe Launch of Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises Poultry Business

Nuru Ethiopia Social Enterprises Business Exploration

Wilson KaoBusiness Lines, EthiopiaLeave a Comment

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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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