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!
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
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 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
Last November, BOMA was honored by the United Nations as one of 17 “Lighthouse Activities” worldwide. We were recognized as one of six “Women for Results” programs around the world that offer innovative women-led solutions to climate change. Click on the blue link above to see the video the UN produced to spotlight our work:
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
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/