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...
BOMA 2012 Annual Report

BOMA 2012 Annual Report

2012 was a watershed year for The BOMA Project. We refined our cornerstone program, the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), as an innovative two-year poverty graduation program. We launched 420 new micro-enterprises across Northern Kenya, including 40 in Samburu...

BOMA in the Congressional Record

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...
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...
Hot Nights and the Witch Doctor

Hot Nights and the Witch Doctor

We left the village of Merrille feeling good about our new Mentor, Christopher Lepaati Meselin.  Engaged and passionate about his work, Christopher covers a large territory and shares our commitment to reach out to the women in the outlying nomadic villages, where...
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...