At The BOMA Project, we work with women and families in remote rural areas in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Africa, a geographic region that comprises 40% of the entire continent. It is a harsh but beautiful landscape, and we are continually awed and humbled by the rugged terrain, and by the people
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.
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