At Nuru, we are privileged to work with small-scale farmers living in remote, rural areas of East Africa. Because Nuru works in villages largely untouched by other NGOs, we have the opportunity to significantly impact families who are living in extreme poverty. Hear Elias tell you his story in his own words:
“My name is Elias Sinda. I’m a Nuru farmer. Before Nuru came I used to farm maize and get six bags per acre. I used to have a problem feeding my family. The six sacks of maize were not enough. And I couldn’t sell any to pay for school fees. When Nuru came they taught us new farming methods and to use fertilizers. Nuru provides loans for those who cannot afford to purchase fertilizers and topdressing for planting. Now I get 16 bags of maize from one acre. We have enough [maize] for food and also to pay for my children’s school fees. Nuru has also provided access to purchase mosquito nets. So sicknesses like malaria have reduced in a big percentage. We are using the water from Nuru and are no longer getting upset stomachs or waterborne diseases. We profit from the food we harvest, so we hope that Nuru continues more and more and more.”
Since 2008, Nuru has worked with over 5,500 farmers just like Elias—meaning that we have reached over 30,000 people through our programs to date. We are grateful to CaseCrown for supporting our vision to create a world where people living in extreme poverty can make meaningful choices to improve their lives in a sustainable way. Your purchase of CaseCrown products is helping to transform the lives of farmers in East Africa. Now that’s something to celebrate! Thank you, and happy holidays!
Marketing and Mobilization Director