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
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.
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
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
BOMA founder Kathleen Colson will appear live on Wednesday, August 14 at 5 p.m. (EST) on “Billions Rising,” an independent radio show that focuses on people and organizations around the world that empower others to be self-reliant. The show will focus on BOMA’s Rural Entrepreneur Access Project, which gives ultra-poor women in Northern Kenya the
BOMA founder Kathleen Colson will be the featured guest on “Let’s Talk,” a public-access television show hosted by Salley Gibney. Kathleen will explain how BOMA has helped 4,668 women in Northern Kenya to graduate from extreme poverty through a two-year program that offers a $150 grant, hands-on mentoring, and training in business skills and savings. The