Nabore Elyo, Magatho Mifo and Bore Lafte are pictured at the shop they co-own in Kargi village, Marsabit, Kenya on November 30, 2017. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Benson Rioba The BOMA Project was the subject of an article on Zilient.org by Benson Rioba of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Read “Down to business: Drought-hit Kenyan women trade their
Nick Kristof, in his January 6 column in the New York Times, shared his optimistic view that 2017 was the best year ever. We agree. Even in the face of climate change, global conflict and stories of famine and natural disasters, we see profound positive change in the lives of thousands of people in places
Our latest blog post on the Women Deliver “Deliver for Good” platform examines how we need to include “intangibles” such as education, access to financial institutions and services, and agency and self-determination in our definition of and thinking about the resources that can lead out of extreme poverty. Please read the full blog here http://womendeliver.org/2017/expanding-think-resources-path-ending-extreme-poverty/.
Success Leads to Scale– In 2017, Kenya experienced another severe drought, but even as hunger spread across Northern Kenya, BOMA participants reported that although they were eating less, they were successfully tapping their savings to purchase food for their families and livestock. They kept their children in school, kept their businesses afloat, and continued to
Please see our latest blog post on the Women Deliver site about how data and accountability drive impact in our poverty graduation programs. And check out our video about Performance Insights, our proprietary technology platform that helps us track, monitor and respond quickly and efficiently to program needs. http://womendeliver.org/2017/data-driven-decision-making-turning-information-action-accountability/
That’s a headline (The Guardian) that shouldn’t even exist in the year 2017. And yet climate change is putting severe pressure on already struggling populations, and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable: women and children. BOMA’s program helps women start businesses so they can feed their families and survive drought and other emergencies. Together, we
We are thrilled to have launched our latest poverty graduation program with PROFIT, the government of Kenya’s Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations. That means 700 businesses launched, and 1,600 women, supporting over 8,000 children, are now on a path to breaking the generational cycle of extreme poverty. We are grateful to be working towards
Read our latest blog post on the Women Deliver “Deliver for Good” platform. And you’ll see why it matters for all of us to help women and girls everywhere. The Secret to Saving the Planet? Women and Girls.
The BOMA Project has been named one of 17 “Lighthouse Activities” worldwide by the United Nation’s Momentum for Change initiative. The winners will be honored at a November 20 ceremony in Warsaw, Poland during the UN’s annual climate-change conference. “These activities are beacons of hope,” said Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework
The BOMA Project announced a $1.9 million dollar cooperative agreement in July 2013 with the Department for International Development (DFID), the United Kingdom’s aid organization. DFID’s mission is to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty. The DFID accountable grant to BOMA will support the launch of 1,338 women-owned businesses across Northern Kenya over the