We begin each project with an exit strategy and clearly defined exit criteria. Our goal is to go in, help build local organizations to create effective solutions that create sustainable, scalable impact, and then hand over operations to local leaders.
Nuru equips local leaders with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty and build resilience by integrating programs that address some of the most prevalent and fundamental challenges of extreme poverty around the following areas of need:
Lack of Livelihood and Income
Inability to Cope with Financial Shocks
Preventable Disease and Death
Rather than give handouts, we design training-based poverty solutions that promote self-reliance and service-mindedness to enable local leaders to continue scaling impact long after Nuru International staff has exited the project.
By addressing all needs in an integrated way, an individual is not only able to choose to improve his or her own well-being and to climb out of the poverty trap, but also avoids falling back into poverty.