Jake Harriman: Nuru International Doesn't Give Handouts—It Gives Opportunity
As he explains in the video, Nuru has pinpointed 1750 new farmers for 2013 who want to work with the organization to improve the yield of their crops and earn a larger income, all the while teaching others to do the same. So far in 2012, they have added 1000 farmers across four sub-locations to the agriculture program. In total, the organization is now helping over 14,000 people in rural Kenya achieve self-reliance and self-sufficiency. After spending a great deal of time directly involved with people living in the poorest regions of the world while working with the US Marine Corps, Harriman decided he wanted to do something to help those in the most need. On stage, Harriman speaks passionately about his experiences with the people Nuru helps, and how he hopes to expand Nuru's reach in the future.