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
Thanks to the Skees Family Foundation for this great post about BOMA on the Seeds of Hope blog!
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,
More than once, Choro Lemuson begged the headmaster of her children’s’ school to let her kids remain in class with no uniforms. She could barely afford the school fees for her seven children, let alone uniforms. “I felt very embarrassed for them,” says Choro “but that was the best I could do.” Before receiving a BOMA grant three years ago,
BOMA and Partner Organizations Host a Poverty Graduation Learning Event and Policymakers Workshop in Nairobi-April 21, 2016
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