These are great numbers. But how do they equate to the life of one woman in Northern Kenya?
Four years ago, Naperu Llabalang’a had a hard life. She was a traditional young woman, raised in a remote, rural village.
She had never attended school. Her husband abused her. To feed her four children, she sold livestock when she could — and begged for food when she couldn’t.
Then two things changed her life: Her father chased her husband away, and she was selected to enroll in BOMA’s high-impact income and savings program.
Now she’s a business owner who runs a small kiosk. She supports her children and is paying for two of her siblings to attend school.
“I’m the breadwinner,” she says. “God gave me this business, and I have a good life.”
At BOMA, our goal is to lift 100,000 women and children out of extreme poverty by 2018. We’re at 44,000 and counting.
Please help us reach our goal by making a generous contribution to BOMA’s year-end fundraising campaign — and to women like Naperu.