USDA McGovern-Dole School Meals Program Kicks off at Islamic School

May 9, 2016 | The US flag and the Cameroonian flag flapped in the wind…

The Children Speak

May 9, 2016 | With a few thousand local community members, chiefs, religious…

NSI builds capacity for the poor in rural Africa, especially women and youth. We promote independence and sustainable well-being. We work closely with vulnerable communities to develop interventions directed towards translating their knowledge and resources into simple but durable solutions.


The needs of our beneficiaries are varied. To empower them to meet these needs, our programs focus on:

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A few items of note and stories from the field.



On a yearly average, 86% of NSI’s expenses go directly to outreach programs.

>> At NSI, we work to break the dependency model that has been a part of aid initiatives for a long time. We prioritize the empowerment of the communities in which we work, and strive to employ sustainable low input, high output models in our field activities. To these ends, the education of women and children, particularly girls and systems of stable health and food resources are our primary focus.

A Thousand Hands, A Thousand Thanks

Most of our work in the field is done by volunteers. Such as 120 Nutrition volunteers in Zambia, 60 empowerment volunteers and community health workers in Uganda , and the cooks for the school nutrition program in Cameroon. Through their dedication we can reach the hundreds of thousands we target and cascade our capacity building activities, sensitization and outreach.


We couldn’t do what we do without the cooperation and support of dedicated sponsors and partners who make our work possible. Just a few of our cohorts are listed below.
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If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~ Bantu proverb