Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Josphat Maroa's Story

Josphat Maroa lives in Migori County, Kenya and joined Nuru International's programs. Here is his story in his own words: Before Nuru, we were farming and not getting good yield. Like in one acre, I was getting just two to three sacks of maize (Six are needed to address hunger in a household). But after joining Nuru, in the first year in one acre I got 31 sacks per acre. Even my family was very proud. Being a leader and field manager with Nuru, I am very happy seeing the change taking place in my community as I train them so that their hunger can disappear and even their life changes.

Yomara Lives the American Dream

Community Services Fund is a federation of nonprofits all working to enhance the quality of life. Read below to see how Center for Rural Affairs is creating economic development opportunities and improving the community.

“From an early age, Yomara has loved all things floral. She helped her mother make fabric flowers for bouquets and decorations for weddings. Now, Yomara now makes her living selling flowers.

Yomara started her floral business in Schuyler in 2013. What began as selling arrangements to friends out of her garage has grown into a full-fledged business.