Bone Guyo used to beg neighbors and shopkeepers for food for her children. Her husband did not work and her only source of income came from her livestock. When the drought came and the livestock suffered, Bone had nowhere to turn. “Those were very hard times,” remembers Bone, “I was sometimes able to sleep, but I would sleep without food.” The most difficult part for Bone was seeing her children unhappy.
Since receiving a BOMA Jump Grant in 2013, Bone is finally able to provide for herself and her family. She can buy food from shopkeepers for her children or even lend herself credit from her own BOMA shop. Her big plans for the future are to continue the education of all five of her children. “I’m in a good place in my life now” says Bone, “I look forward to what will come next.”
Bone is one of over 10,000 mothers whom BOMA has helped graduate from extreme poverty.