Looking Back on 2015

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I have to admit to sitting down to write this letter at least a half a dozen times. The thing is, it’s 2016 now, and the rains are over (both figuratively and literally) and we’ve broken ground on our amazing new dairy and poultry facility in Kisumu that will have the ability to house 100,000 chickens and provide pasteurized milk … Read More

Nisha ChakravartyLooking Back on 2015

Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises Looks Back on 2014

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2014 was a huge year for Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises. The team here on the ground has launched the Nuru Dairy and Poultry businesses, learned hard valuable lessons from an agribusiness pilot, prepared the foundation for both a new business line to come in 2015 and planned significant expansions to increase the profit potential within the existing business lines.   There is always a lot of talk about failures … Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Nisha ChakravartyThe Critical Role of Social Enterprises in Poverty Eradication

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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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

Nisha ChakravartyThe Evolution of Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises