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
2015 was a very big year for BOMA, but we have even bigger plans for 2016. This year, we’re focused on fine-tuning and standardizing our model—the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP)— as we prepare to scale it across the arid lands of Africa. Through government adoption and NGO partnerships, our goal is to reach 100,000 women and children by
2015 was a remarkable year for BOMA — a year in which our work was validated by some of the most well-respected organizations and foundations leading the fight against extreme poverty. We’re grateful to the donors and partners who made our progress possible.
The BOMA Project is one of four nonprofits worldwide to pass a rigorous “impact audit” conducted by ImpactMatters, a new organization led by Yale economist Dean Karlan. Founded with the goal of helping donors identify nonprofits that offer the best return on charitable dollars, the ImpactMatters audit assesses nonprofits in four key areas: cost-effectiveness, transparency,
BOMA and Partner Organizations Host a Poverty Graduation Learning Event and Policymakers Workshop in Nairobi-April 21, 2016
Our CEO and Co-Founder, Kathleen Colson, was recently interviewed by Fergal Byrne of Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs. Check out the podcast here!
BOMA is among 19 winners, chosen from over 1,700 applicants worldwide, selected for prestigious grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Nanyuki, Northern Kenya — The BOMA Project, a U.S. nonprofit and Kenyan NGO that implements an innovative poverty-graduation program in the drylands of Africa, is among 19 winners of a global Grand Challenge grant
2015 was a remarkable year for BOMA – a year in which our work was validated by some of the most well-respected players in the global poverty graduation field, including Yale economist Dean Karlan’s new organization, ImpactMatters. Our 2015 4th Quarter Impact Report highlights how BOMA is helping women in the drylands of Africa every day
Manchester, Vermont—December 16, 2015—The BOMA Project announced today that it has received a Force for Change grant award from Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce. The funds from the Force for Change grant will help BOMA enroll 240 ultra-poor women (who support approximately 1,200 children) in a high-impact, innovative poverty graduation program that helps participants
Excerpts from Megan Mayhew Bergman’s article in The Wall Street Journal on Nov 22, 2015: …”While the natural world in northern Kenya is astounding, so is the poverty. The BOMA Project specializes in poverty-graduation programs and works with women in remote, arid, semi-nomadic villages. These women constitute last-mile poverty, people living on less than 33 cents a day. To