85% of people in extreme poverty live in remote rural areas. Half of all people in extreme poverty are smallholder farmers living in remote rural areas.
Nuru International is on a mission to end extreme poverty in remote rural areas. Of the world’s 7 billion people, 1.6 billion people live in extreme poverty. That’s 1 in 5 people on the planet. Living in extreme poverty means one can only think of meeting today’s basic needs and cannot plan for tomorrow, much less the future. Even if they manage to survive day-to-day, at some point they will experience a shock: sickness, crop failure, funeral, etc. Without access to resources (like medicine), savings or consistent sources of income, families continue to fight for daily survival. remote rural populations are not only difficult to reach, but are hard to service. The increased risk, high transaction costs and low household resources are the challenges that governments, NGO’s and corporations have to face to reach this population.
Nuru took this information and realized by providing agricultural loans and training to the local farmer more people are impacted at the least cost in the most sustainable way. Farmers like Susan, who with the loan can now send her children to school. Farmers like Bageni, who before Nuru harvested only three sacks of maize but now sacks eighteen and will pay off his agricultural loan. Now, when you purchase your Cozzee coffee you help towards reaching our goal to provide five local farmers, like Susan and Bageni, in Ethiopia and Kenya the agricultural loan and training they need to save lives of not only themselves and their family, but an entire community. Take a look at more stories from farmers impacted by Nuru International in the following video.