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
Mureya Orguba, with Enumerator. Location: Rungubo Sahado From April through June 2017, BOMA celebrated the enrollment of 1,600 women through its partnership with the Government of Kenya, provided skills training and cash grants to 120 women through a collaboration with Mercy Corps., and conducted a midline survey of 750 women who began our life-changing program in
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.
Manchester, VT–The BOMA Project, a U.S.-based nonprofit that implements a high-impact, gender-focused poverty graduation program in the drought-threatened arid lands of East Africa, announced the appointment of Susan Bornstein as Deputy Director. BOMA provides ultra-poor women with seed capital and financial and life skills training so that they can start a business and establish savings
Every mother dreams of giving her children a better life. But so many mothers live below the extreme poverty line, facing daily challenges just to provide food and basic needs. This Mother’s Day, BOMA is celebrating more than 86,000 mothers and children who have been lifted out of extreme poverty in the arid lands of
In the first three months of 2017, BOMA enrolled 1,380 women, conducted 172 targeting exercises to identify 1,600 new participants, and forged exciting partnerships to bring our innovative program to active elderly women and refugees. Please click the picture to read the report.
2016 was a year of remarkable growth for the BOMA Project, bringing us that much closer to our goal of impacting 100,000 women and children in East Africa by 2018. In our latest Annual Report, you will see that this past year, BOMA mentored 9,061 women who support 43,000 dependent children, and enrolled 2,550 new
See our latest Huffington Post blog about how climate change disproportionately affects the most vulnerable populations on the planet. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58fb63dbe4b0f02c3870eaad
Connecting the dots between famine and conflict. Read our Letter to the Editor at the Washington Post in response to their powerful piece on how war is leaving 20 million people in Africa on the brink of starvation. Read more here.