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BOMA Nears 100% Staff Vaccination Rate

Vaccination against COVID-19 plays a vital role in keeping BOMA’s participants safe  As a growing presence in Africa’s drylands, BOMA has a responsibility to protect the populations that we serve — especially amid a global pandemic. BOMA serves those experiencing...

BOMA Welcomes Tech Leader Srilatha Kothur to U.S. Board of Directors

Washington, DC — BOMA, a U.S. and Kenya-based nonprofit the implements high-impact poverty graduation programs in the drylands of Africa, has appointed tech and data industry leader Srilatha “Sri” Kothur to its Board of Directors. Kothur has a strong track record of...

Need a last minute Mother's Day gift? Make a gift to BOMA in honor of the moms in your life today and they’ll receive a custom e-card showing the impact their contribution has on #Mothers and #Children. Their contribution will support BOMA’s women entrepreneurs to lift their families out of starvation-level poverty with dignity and build a brighter future for the next generation. Give the gift of impact today, #LinkInBio or at bomaproject.org ...

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Through a nutrition-specific approach, BOMA is leveraging the power of women to promote #FoodSecurity at the last mile. As #Mothers, these women will help end severe malnutrition in their families and as #Entrepreneurs they will be nutrition champions for their entire community. Visit the link in our bio to learn more and join the movement this #MothersDay. ...

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Acute malnutrition is a persistent threat for #Mothers and their families in Kenya. With nearly 75% of the population living in poverty and only 25% or less of children aged 6-23 months receive a minimum acceptable diet. Acute malnutrition, particularly in women and children, reinforces inter-generational cycles of poverty.

To break this cycle, BOMA has adapted our approach to advance nutrition outcomes among the most vulnerable. Though "REAP for Nutrition," BOMA is helping mothers to lift themselves and their families out of starvation-level poverty — for good.
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The drylands of Africa are home to more than 420 million people and a large majority of the world’s semi-nomadic pastoralist and agro-pastoralist populations. For thousands of years, these communities have lived in close relationship to the land, raising livestock, growing crops, harvesting natural products, and moving with the rains.

Their lifestyle requires a delicate balance – a balance that has been upended by the #ClimateCrisis. Drought and flooding has become increasingly unpredictable, and 2022 has been marked by staggering droughts that have left millions #FoodInsecure.

Since 2019, BOMA has employed an adaptation of our model known as #GreenREAP to graduate women and youth out of extreme poverty in Africa's drylands and create an enabling environment for #SustainableEnterprise.

Follow along this week as we spotlight testimony and results from #GreenREAP! [Photo by @amivitale]
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Empowered women empower communities! Help women in the drylands of Africa achieve #Equality and become #Leaders by supporting BOMA this #InternationalWomensDay. Together, we can #BeTheChange. Link in bio to donate.

#CartierPhilanthropy #Expo2020Dubai #womenspavillion
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BOMA’s work to end extreme poverty in Africa’s drylands is vital as global scarcity and instability worsens. There are approximately 500 million people in Africa living in extreme poverty and that number is rising rapidly. Learn more at https://bomaproject.org/impact/impact-reports

Lina Lesangale is a #Mother and #Entrepreneur. During COVID, she grew her poultry business and began selling fruits and vegetables. With the profits, Lina sends all her children to school and is a champion for nutrition in her village. Today we celebrate Lina. Happy #MothersDay!

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