Putting Proof Into Practice: The Road Ahead When BOMA started to think about scaling up our efforts to end extreme poverty in the drylands of Africa, we wanted to do more than demonstrate measurable impacts on a problem. We wanted to solve that problem. BOMA’s target areas, the drylands of Africa, sit at the epicenter of extreme poverty, food insecurity,
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
2017 was a year of many challenges, but also tremendous progress at The BOMA Project. Despite a severe drought, an evolving global fundraising landscape, and a tumultuous election in Kenya, we enrolled 4,555 new participants and mentored an additional 9,100 women in our poverty graduation program. At the same time, we opened new offices and increased
The United Nations Federal Credit Union Foundation announced today that The BOMA Project is among 13 organizations awarded grants by the Foundation for 2018. The grant awardees are organizations that align with the Foundation’s mission to achieve a path out of poverty through education and healthcare for women and children in developing countries and disadvantaged
As Giving Tuesday approaches, we are very pleased to announce that BOMA has been top-rated by GreatNonprofits, a charity review site that helps donors make sure that their contributions are going to worthy causes. You can see our rating here, and we thank you for your support!
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 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!