Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 10, 2014
InformedTrades, the online community with the largest collection of free online material to help individuals learn to trade the world’s financial markets, has just launched the Nuru FX Challenge: a challenge to the foreign exchange industry to support Nuru International, a charity dedicated to solving extreme poverty. Specifically, forex firms are challenged to donate a percentage of their profits to Nuru, as well as promoting Nuru on their web site via a banner and links. To help lead by example, InformedTrades has prominently featured Nuru in the header of its web site, and is committed to donating 5% of its profits.
“We launched this campaign with two goals in mind: improve the reputation of the forex industry while doing our part to battle one of the most important problems the world faces today,” said InformedTrades founder Simit Patel. “We hope all forex firms -- educators, signal providers, and especially the forex brokers our members trade with -- will join us in supporting Nuru and proving to the world that our industry is honorable.”
InformedTrades selected Nuru as its charity of choice after an exhaustive review. Nuru was founded by Jake Harriman, a US Marine Corps veteran who led four operational deployments -- which in turn helped him earn a Bronze Star for his actions in combat. Harriman’s experiences in the Marines helped him understand that extreme poverty was one of the true driving forces behind international terrorism. Harriman also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, which helped him build Nuru in a way that solves poverty by empowering entrepreneurs in environments of extreme poverty -- so that self-sustaining economies can emerge. The leadership of Harriman and other Nuru executives, coupled with the progress the organization is making -- already Nuru has helped the rural communities in Africa it is focusing on increase their crop yield by several hundred percent, and thus enabling tens of thousands of these community members to lift themselves out of poverty -- convinced InformedTrades management that Nuru was the right organization to support.