Perspective from a Gender-Focused Poverty Intervention Program –The BOMA Project and Vera Solutions Accountability for nonprofits means many things: financial transparency and disclosure, to show that they are good stewards of the funding they rely on to execute their programs. Accountability to their partners who are helping them scale or innovate in their space. Accountability
Support from grantee-centric, forward-thinking foundations and organizations means all the difference in the world to growing nonprofits like BOMA. As we scale our poverty graduation model across the drylands of East Africa to reach one million women and children by 2022, we are grateful for partners like the Peery Family Foundation and others who believe
This Mother’s Day, BOMA is celebrating a major milestone. We have now impacted 105,624 women and children since we launched in 2009. Participants in our two-year, holistic poverty graduation program are earning incomes, feeding their families, accumulating savings, learning valuable skills, and breaking the cycle of extreme poverty. Please read our 2017 Annual Report here to learn
In honor of International Women’s Day 2018, we asked one of our BOMA Board members to share her experience in the field, seeing the transformation among BOMA Project participants. I had never been to sub-Saharan Africa when I joined the Board of The BOMA Project in 2015. But I liked the idea of an
We are very proud and pleased to share that BOMA Co-Founder and Kenya Program Director Kura Omar was selected as one of the 2018 class of the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship. The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and
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/.
Please see our latest Huffington Post blog for International Day of the Girl Child. We are proud to be part of this movement, working to give the next generation of women access to resources and education to lift themselves out of extreme poverty and overcome gender barriers. Read on!
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/