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
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.