Dorset, VT–The BOMA Project, a U.S.-based nonprofit that implements a high-impact, gender-focused poverty graduation program in the drought-threatened arid lands of East Africa, announced the appointment of Susan Bornstein as Deputy Director. BOMA provides ultra-poor women with seed capital and financial and life skills training so that they can start a business and establish savings
In the first three months of 2017, BOMA enrolled 1,380 women, conducted 172 targeting exercises to identify 1,600 new participants, and forged exciting partnerships to bring our innovative program to active elderly women and refugees. Please click the picture to read the report.
2016 was a year of remarkable growth for the BOMA Project, bringing us that much closer to our goal of impacting 100,000 women and children in East Africa by 2018. In our latest Annual Report, you will see that this past year, BOMA mentored 9,061 women who support 43,000 dependent children, and enrolled 2,550 new
See our latest Huffington Post blog about how climate change disproportionately affects the most vulnerable populations on the planet. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58fb63dbe4b0f02c3870eaad
Connecting the dots between famine and conflict. Read our Letter to the Editor at the Washington Post in response to their powerful piece on how war is leaving 20 million people in Africa on the brink of starvation. Read more here.
Photo credit: David DuChemin Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day, and take a look at our latest Huffington Post blog, “Investing in Women to End Extreme Poverty.” Read full article here.
Now, more than ever, we need to make our voices heard in solidarity with all those affected by the U.S. ban on immigrants. Thank you to The Skoll Foundation for channeling a ground-swell of support to stand against discrimination. Join the BOMA Project and over 300 NGO leaders asking President Trump to abandon his
With a prestigious Force for Change grant from Salesforce.org, BOMA has developed an innovative digital platform, Performance Insights. This powerful tool marks another milestone in our commitment to collecting accurate impact data from the field — finding out in real-time how our participants, businesses and savings groups are performing across a rural region the size
Every day, an average of about a quarter-million people worldwide graduate from extreme poverty, according to World Bank figures. NY Times, Saturday, January 21, 2017. Thank you, Nick Kristof, for showing that real progress can be made toward eliminating poverty, hunger and disease in the face of global climate change. As the BOMA Project invests
“You have to be optimistic in the face of a lot of obstacles” Kathleen Colson. Our CEO and Founder, Kathleen Colson, was recently interviewed by Tony Loyd for his Podcast. Check out the full episode here!