At The BOMA Project, we work with women and families in remote rural areas in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Africa, a geographic region that comprises 40% of the entire continent. It is a harsh but beautiful landscape, and we are continually awed and humbled by the rugged terrain, and by the people
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!
Please see our latest blog post on the Women Deliver site about how data and accountability drive impact in our poverty graduation programs. And check out our video about Performance Insights, our proprietary technology platform that helps us track, monitor and respond quickly and efficiently to program needs. http://womendeliver.org/2017/data-driven-decision-making-turning-information-action-accountability/
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.
The BOMA Project has been named one of 17 “Lighthouse Activities” worldwide by the United Nation’s Momentum for Change initiative. The winners will be honored at a November 20 ceremony in Warsaw, Poland during the UN’s annual climate-change conference. “These activities are beacons of hope,” said Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework
BOMA is featured on the CGAP “Learning from Different Approaches” blog. CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) is an independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world’s poor. Check it out: http://graduation.cgap.org/2013/10/01/the-boma-project-building-resiliency-in-the-arid-lands/
BOMA works with Aid for Africa to provide vo-tech scholarships for young women in Northern Kenya. Read a recent blog post about Josephine Sabina Lekuton, who graduated in May from cosmetology school, thanks to Aid for Africa’s Girls Education Fund: http://www.aidforafrica.org/blog/aid-for-africa-girls-education-fund-spotlight-josephine-sabina-lekuton/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=girls-education-fund