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
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The BOMA Project is featured in a new United Nations documentary that spotlights nine organizations making a difference in confronting climate change. The 22-minute documentary, Climate Heroes: Stories of Change (http://ow.ly/BXTd6), takes a trip around the world to see on-the-ground climate-change action, from Africa to Australia. In 2013, BOMA was recognized by the United Nations
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
The BOMA Project announced a $1.9 million dollar cooperative agreement in July 2013 with the Department for International Development (DFID), the United Kingdom’s aid organization. DFID’s mission is to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty. The DFID accountable grant to BOMA will support the launch of 1,338 women-owned businesses across Northern Kenya over the
BOMA founder and CEO Kathleen Colson will take the stage tomorrow to talk about BOMA’s innovative approach to helping women graduate from extreme poverty in Northern Kenya during a daylong TEDx event in Manchester, Vermont. A series of speakers will address the future of creativity in 18-minute presentations designed to present thought-provoking ideas and
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 lives of people overseas.” We’re grateful to Senator Leahy for this recognition, which also included a copy of a
“Mama Rungu, I am worried about you,” Neiboticho Wambille told me. “I have some sour milk for you; you must drink some.” “Acho olang, Neiboticho, I am fine. Just very hot.” I was sitting with Neiboticho and her business partners under the shade of a small acacia. They proudly told me about the substantial monthly deposits in their
It is inevitable that Kura and I would eventually become increasingly removed from the day-to-day work that happens on the ground in our region in Northern Kenya. BOMA now has a new field officer, Meshack, who works closely with our Mentors and businesses, and Kura is now assuming more responsibility in our Nanyuki office as our Program
David Muchui, a blogger from Meru, posted this October 16 article about The BOMA Project: Manyatta Banking, Enterprises, Taking Root Among Pastoralist Communities A group of women guide their donkeys through the vast Kaisut Desert of Marsabit County laden with shop supplies bought from Korr trading centre miles away from their Manyatta where they are now operating kiosks.