As Giving Tuesday approaches, we are very pleased to announce that BOMA has been top-rated by GreatNonprofits, a charity review site that helps donors make sure that their contributions are going to worthy causes. You can see our rating here, and we thank you for your support!
Our latest blog post on the Women Deliver “Deliver for Good” platform examines how we need to include “intangibles” such as education, access to financial institutions and services, and agency and self-determination in our definition of and thinking about the resources that can lead out of extreme poverty. Please read the full blog here http://womendeliver.org/2017/expanding-think-resources-path-ending-extreme-poverty/.
Success Leads to Scale– In 2017, Kenya experienced another severe drought, but even as hunger spread across Northern Kenya, BOMA participants reported that although they were eating less, they were successfully tapping their savings to purchase food for their families and livestock. They kept their children in school, kept their businesses afloat, and continued to
Manchester, 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 eastern Africa, announced the appointment of Megan Gash as Director of Research, Evaluation and Learning. BOMA empowers women to establish sustainable livelihoods, build resilient families, graduate from extreme poverty and catalyze change in their
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
Mureya Orguba, with Enumerator. Location: Rungubo Sahado From April through June 2017, BOMA celebrated the enrollment of 1,600 women through its partnership with the Government of Kenya, provided skills training and cash grants to 120 women through a collaboration with Mercy Corps., and conducted a midline survey of 750 women who began our life-changing program in
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.