Over the next three weeks, 951 new BOMA participants in 22 communities will receive jump grants to start 317 businesses. Take a look below at the events of last week’s grant distribution session in Kargi. We look forward to seeing what these 60 remarkable women accomplish!
Kargi Mentor, Ali Turugu, and Field Officer, Sabdio Doti, introduce the Jump Grant training session to participants.
60 BOMA participants received grants during the Kargi Jump Grant session. Participants vary vastly in age and background. BOMA’s youngest grant recipient this year is 18, while the oldest is 84.
During a break between learning about record keeping and savings, participants sing a traditional Rendille song.
BOMA Director of Field Operations and Co-founder, Kura Omar, stops by the session to discuss BOMA’s mission.
Field Officer, Sensa Ogom, prepared the record books and grant money for distribution.
Kargi Mentor, Raphaela Robe, takes participants’ signatures and fingerprints during the distribution.
Ali distributes a grant and record book to the Hali Boran business group.
Each member of a business group serves as either a treasurer, secretary, or chairperson.
Once participants have received their grants, they are able to purchase their first batch of goods in bulk from a supplier.
Participants take initiative and negotiate prices with the suppliers for goods such as sugar and flour.
New grant recipient, Kulamo Bullo, makes her first purchase for her business group. With the earnings from the business, Kulamo hopes to be able to send all three of her children to school.