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 Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT). As a pilot for the long-term goal of embedding BOMA’s graduation program into GOK’s social protection systems, BOMA will enroll 1,600 women in its holistic poverty graduation model. Almost simultaneously, BOMA announced an agreement with Mercy Corps (see page 2) to replicate BOMA’s model in five countries across the drylands of Africa. To read about these agreements, the fascinating results from our Focus Group Discussions, and other BOMA accomplishments click here.