Colson Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Colson Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Big news from BOMA! CEO and founder Kathleen Colson has been selected as a Rainer Arnhold Fellow. Each year, this prestigious fellowship is offered to 16-20 social entrepreneurs around the world who have promising solutions to the biggest problems facing developing...

Kathleen Colson at TEDx on June 22

  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 Solar Generation

The Solar Generation

“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...
We Will Educate

We Will Educate

The rainy season is the most dangerous time, the women of the Nkilepu business group told me. I didn’t understand. The rainy season is what everyone hopes for. It brings accessible fresh water; the grasses start to grow and the cows and goats are once again healthy...
The Savings Group and the Wife Beater

The Savings Group and the Wife Beater

Maria Lesiil is the BOMA Village Mentor in the Northern Kenya town of Archers Post. She is beautiful and charismatic and held the attention of more than fifty women for the five full hours of the savings training session. About two hours into the training, the women...