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Nuru Nigeria Marks Major Milestone with $2M USAID Award
"It's an important day for Nuru Nigeria and Adamawa State; as a major milestone in our drive to build community resilience in vulnerable rural areas has been achieved," said Amy Gaman, Nuru Nigeria Executive Director at a "flag-off" event celebrating the launch of the program. Also present at the event was Acting Deputy Director for USAID's Economic Growth and Environment Office, Jodi Kaye Wade. Ms. Kaye noted, "There is an urgent need for tools and investment to enable productive livelihoods and to establish trust, social cohesion, and community resilience."
Within the two-year implementation period, the BSL program will:
Adds Gaman, "Investment in agriculture is not just as a social undertaking, but an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development model that focuses on enhancing profitable livelihoods is critical for the economic growth and stability of our dear country, Nigeria." She notes, "This intervention is timely, given the current security situation in the country, the food crisis, and especially with the renewed effort of the Government of Nigeria to strengthen our agriculture and nutrition sectors in order to achieve food security and generate broad-based growth."
Nuru Nigeria and Nuru International are proud to partner with USAID and the government of Adamawa State to continue cultivating lasting meaningful choices in Nigeria's most vulnerable and marginalized communities.
About Nuru International
Nuru International belongs to a nonprofit ecosystem creating a more just and equitable world by incubating locally-led, owned, and sustained organizations in sub-Saharan Africa. These implementing organizations – Nuru Kenya, Nuru Ethiopia, and Nuru Nigeria – cultivate enabling environments for stability and economic opportunity. To learn more, please visit http://www.nuruinternational.org
About Nuru Nigeria
Established in 2017, Nuru Nigeria helps Nigerian farmers and their families lift themselves out of extreme poverty by helping farmers move from subsistence to building thriving farmer-owned and farmer-led cooperatives.