In recent weeks, BOMA announced two groundbreaking agreements that represent the achievement of a goal that reaches far beyond our founding vision. On October 19, after two years of negotiations, BOMA co-founders Kathleen Colson and Kura Omar signed a contract with the Government of Kenya (GOK) and the Treasury Ministry’s Programme for Rural Outreach of
NANYUKI, KENYA — On October 19, Kathleen Colson and Kura Omar, co-founders of The BOMA Project, signed an agreement with the Government of Kenya (GOK) to pilot BOMA’s poverty graduation program in a new region in Northern Kenya. The pilot will enroll 1,600 women in BOMA’s holistic two-year program in Samburu County. Funded by the International
Nanyuki, Northern Kenya — The BOMA Project and Mercy Corps have joined forces to tackle extreme poverty by replicating the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), BOMA’s innovative poverty graduation model, in five countries across the drylands of Africa. REAP is a gender-focused, evidence-based program that invests in and empowers women to break the cycle of extreme
After years of refining our model, BOMA is now poised to scale its innovative poverty graduation program across the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Africa. The ASALs comprise 40 percent of the continent and represent the true “last mile” of extreme poverty. Our goal is to lift 100,000 women and children out of ultra-poverty
Thanks to the Skees Family Foundation for this great post about BOMA on the Seeds of Hope blog!
2015 was a remarkable year for BOMA — a year in which our work was validated by some of the most well-respected organizations and foundations leading the fight against extreme poverty. We’re grateful to the donors and partners who made our progress possible.
BOMA is among 19 winners, chosen from over 1,700 applicants worldwide, selected for prestigious grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Nanyuki, Northern Kenya — The BOMA Project, a U.S. nonprofit and Kenyan NGO that implements an innovative poverty-graduation program in the drylands of Africa, is among 19 winners of a global Grand Challenge grant
Nick Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times wites of BOMA: “The Power of Hope is Real.” Mr. Kristof’s column summarizes a comprehensive, independent research study published in this week’s Science magazine and is summarized and linked by Kathleen Colson’s blog below: “The Power of Hope is Real” Just a couple of weeks