Our Story

Nurture Project International is a US based, grassroots, nonprofit that provides relief to communities affected by disaster, crisis, or trauma. By engaging experienced and qualified volunteers we are able to respond quickly to emergencies and provide rapid assessments, trainings, and grassroots support to local communities.

NPI was first discussed during a conversation between public health professionals, disaster relief experts, breastfeeding supporters, midwives, and IBCLCs who were passionate about minority rights, disaster relief, safe infant feeding, and international public health. As a response to a call for infant feeding specialists in Europe the organization has rapidly grown and our first large project in Greece was developed. After an analysis of the current refugee crisis it was quickly concluded that there was a great need for creating an informed group to mobilize qualified and trained volunteers who would deploy to emergency situations and support mothers as they fed their babies. In addition, it was concluded that education, training, and information was needed not only amongst other NGOs, health professionals and volunteers to ensure best infant feeding practices but also for refugee mothers so that they can create and maintain peer to peer infant feeding support projects within the refugee community.

Nurture Project International is focused on providing support to the refugee population in Europe and the Middle East.  We are looking for volunteers experienced in infant feeding support such as IBCLCs, peer supporters, health visitors, nurses, breastfeeding counselors, midwives, IFE experts, translators and support personnel to volunteer in Greece and Iraq.

    The time is now to hold space for our fellow woman. To take a step back and say “I might not fully understand what is going on here but I will stand back and give you the platform.” In our work we are not the saviours that go in with all of the answers. The mothers have the answers. We just hold space for their voice.
    — Brooke Bauer, Acceptance Speech the Miriam H. Labbok Award for Excellence, 2017