BOMA Featured on CGAP Blog

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:...
BOMA and Aid for Africa Team Up on Scholarships

BOMA and Aid for Africa Team Up on Scholarships

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:...

BOMA in the Congressional Record

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) entered a statement into the Congressional Record on March 21 that included a great mention of BOMA as a Vermont nonprofit with a “far-reaching contribution” that’s “doing innovative work to improve the...
Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence

Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence

Mahatma Ghandi said “poverty is the worst form of violence.” That violence manifests itself in Northern Kenya through people who have poor nutrition and a higher risk of disease. They have a lower life expectancy and inadequate access to healthcare. For children it is...
Under the Shadow of the Sacred Mountain

Under the Shadow of the Sacred Mountain

With the first pale light of dawn, I wake to the sounds of a Northern Kenya morning. Wrapping my kanga around my shoulders, I hurry out to the verandah of my tent to watch the day begin. As I sit in my cushioned chair, wild bees murmur in a tree nearby and lizards and...
Welcome to Kenya B

Welcome to Kenya B

There is a Kenya A and a Kenya B. If you were to divide the country in half, Kenya A is everything south of  Eldoret in the west and Isiolo in the east. Kenya B is to the north – stretching from the border of Somalia to the east and South Sudan and Ethiopia to the...