Our amazing co-founder Kura Omar wrote this thoughtful piece about what it means to be a man working to empower women in the drylands of East Africa, and his hopes for his own children this Father’s Day. While our program is gender-focused on helping women overcome extreme poverty, we are deeply grateful to the fathers,
As part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development Global Grand Challenges grant, we recently completed a study to determine BOMA’s impact on participants in our gender-focused program for ultra-poor women. Specifically, we wanted to explore whether increased economic power had led to corresponding increases in
This International Women’s Day, we wanted to share our thoughts about what empowering women means to us, and to the world. Since we started our resiliency-building poverty graduation program in the drought-stricken regions of eastern Africa, The BOMA Project has focused on women. Why? Two reasons. The first is that women—and children—disproportionately bear
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
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!