A team from the Mulago Foundation—Kevin Starr (managing director), Laura Hattendorf (portfolio director) and Kristin Gilliss (associate portfolio director)—spent five days in Northern Kenya in June. They met the BOMA staff in Nanyuki and Marsabit to learn more about our work with ultra-poor women, and then visited BOMA businesses and savings groups in Kargi, Korr and Lengima. The trip also include a dinner with a local village chief and two BOMA Mentors, Ali Rage and Judy Wambille.
In October, we’re looking forward to hosting a field team from the Segal Family Foundation (SFF). BOMA’s co-founder, Kura Omar, and our project director, Katy Grant, flew to Arusha, Tanzania in mid-July to attend the annual SFF conference. The meeting convened 300 leaders from international and African NGOs to network and share ideas.