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!
We are partnering with the International Centre of Social Franchising (ICSF) to help us work out the best way to scale our impact. Raili Marks and fellow ICSF team members recently visited the field to get a firsthand insight into how the BOMA Project works. Below is an account of Raili’s experience. I sit observing
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