About Us


In Swahili, the word shukuru means grateful or thankful.  Each day, I am thankful for the freedom that I was born in to and the ability to pursue my dreams and passions.  My love for travel has allowed me to encounter some amazing cultures.  Yet many of these cultures are in danger of being lost due to circumstances of poverty, limited resources or lack of the ability to promote sustainable futures.  I created this foundation to share with you some of these amazing people and hope that they will inspire you as much as they have inspired me.  It is because of these people that I strive to be a better person and to give back in ways that I never imagined. 

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Love and peace,

Michael Notrica

Founder and President
The Shukuru Foundation

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