THE BOMA PROJECT is building resilience to end extreme poverty in Africa’s drylands. Now more than ever, there is an urgent need for solutions that build resilience among the most vulnerable. The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged an additional 70 to 100 million people into extreme poverty and climate change threatens millions more.

In response, BOMA is ambitiously expanding our proven poverty graduation model to 3 million women, youth, and refugees by 2027. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MODEL ›

BOMA's Annual Appeal Has Launched!

To support BOMA is to make an investment in resilience and opportunity — with an organization which has spent the last decade proving that extreme poverty is a solvable problem. We’re working to lift 3 million people in the drylands of Africa out of extreme poverty by 2027, an audacious target that will require more than $90 million in funding. Your support has never been more important. Please help us reach this audacious impact goal by investing in BOMA’s work today.

Women Powered Wednesdays

Women Powered Wednesdays (WPW) is a movement by BOMA which sets the entrepreneurial spirit of women alight. We aim to celebrate and empower women-led businesses worldwide, while raising funds for female entrepreneurs in Africa. You can get involved by making a direct donation or starting a personal fundraiser to help us raise $1 million to create 10,000 new women entrepreneurs in Africa – helping these women and their families break the cycle of poverty for good.

Ways to Give

There are countless ways to invest in BOMA’s work to end extreme poverty in Africa’s drylands and transform the lives of 3 million people by 2027. Learn about new #WaysToGive including recurring donations, cryptocurrency, donor advised funds and more.


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We empower families that are so poor that they wouldn’t qualify for a microfinance loan. Families that don’t have access to mobile phones or bank accounts. Families that don’t have access to capital and markets.
BOMA’s Rural Entrepreneurship Access Program (REAP) “graduates” families out of poverty through a six-stage process:


We have had 30 years of government and donor funded projects in our country and have seen no changes in the levels of poverty. BOMA came here just 18 months ago with a pilot project and already we have seen close to 10,000 women and children move out of poverty.

Julius Leseetho, Deputy Governor, Samburu County

One of 19 winners of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Grand Challenge: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development

2018 EQUALS in Tech Awards Finalist given to organizations and people who are helping girls and women get equal access, skills and opportunities through technology.

Among the first four nonprofits worldwide to pass a rigorous “impact audit” conducted by Impact Matters to assess nonprofits in four key areas: cost-effectiveness, transparency, knowledge sharing, and “theory of change” (how well the organization accomplishes its mission).

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