A great article ran today in Business Daily Africa about BOMA’s work in Kenya:
Boma seeks to improve families’ incomes and access to basic food and household items by helping women in northern Kenya open small convenience stores. Participants receive training and a small cash grant to set up businesses. They are also encouraged to form savings groups.
The organisation operates in remote villages in Laisamis, Loiyangalani, Marsabit and Samburu, where drought has left communities at risk of famine.
“The idea is that they are going to be less vulnerable to droughts and are going to build savings,” says Boma Project co-founder and CEO Katherine Colson.