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This Quarter, BOMA celebrated the launch of 2,030 business groups — consisting of three participants each, for a total of 6,090 entrepreneurs — in Isiolo, Marsabit and Samburu counties, Kenya. This included a new cohort of participants in Isiolo and Marsabit under...

Lasting Resilience in North Horr, Kenya

Faraya Eysarboy is a recent graduate of BOMA’s poverty graduation program in North Horr, Kenya. Enrolled through a partnership with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk, and Resilience and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Eysarboy...

World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day, a day to honor refugees and to celebrate their strength, courage and resilience. Today also serves as a reminder that no matter who you are or where you come from, everyone deserves the right to seek safety. Over the last decade, the...

From Feed the Future: Clearing Pathways to Prosperity in Kenya

  Livelihood-building programs combine training and assets for rural households with the least means to build a sustainable and independent income. Since 2018, we have been evaluating such a program in Samburu, Kenya among women in pastoralist communities who face a...

When women are empowered with #opportunity and #education, they can build a more #resilient future — for themselves, their families, and their communities ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 ...

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Today is #WorldYouthSkillsDay, a day to celebrate the importance of providing young people with skills for employment and #Entrepreneurship. BOMA is committed to supporting youth and guiding them on the path to #Resilience with programs like SEED.

Together, we can #BeTheChange.

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The SEED program is tackling #YouthUnemployment and risk of radicalization in Northern Kenya - by next year, 2,400 young men and women will have graduated from extreme poverty, built resilience, and reduced their vulnerability.

With new skills and businesses, participants will be able to support more than 7,200 other household members, increase their confidence and autonomy, and allow them to act as #RoleModels for their peers.

#BuildingResilience #BeTheChange #EndExtremePoverty

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This month marks the halfway point for the Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SEED) project for Vulnerable and Marginalized Youth in Northern Kenya. Over the past year:

- 1,200 youth have successfully launched 400 businesses
- 74 savings groups were established
- Businesses values have grown exponentially

We want to celebrate the BOMA participants who have made incredible progress towards graduation from extreme poverty - they are paving the way for #SustainableChange and #Resilience for youth throughout the drylands of Africa.

#BeTheChange #EndExtremePoverty

#BeTheChange #EndExtremePoverty

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No matter who you are or where you come from, everyone deserves the right to seek safety. Today is #WorldRefugeeDay, an opportunity to honor the struggle of #refugees and to celebrate their strength, courage and resilience. At BOMA, we're committed to building the #resilience and #upwardmobility of refugee communities in #Uganda, #Chad, #Cameroon, #BurkinaFaso and beyond. Learn more at (#LinkInBio) ...

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Still looking for the perfect #FathersDay gift? Make a donation in Dad's name to share the gift of impact. His support helps BOMA empower #women, #youth, and #refugees to lift their families out of starvation-level poverty — for good. Learn more at (#LinkInBio) ...

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“This isn’t charity - this is an investment in humanity, and it’s an investment that we can prove pays off” - John Stephens, BOMA CEO

Tune into the Lead on Purpose podcast to hear John discuss BOMA's inspirational women entrepreneurs, organizational leadership and culture, and more! You can find the full episode here:

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“Putting a stronger livelihood within reach emboldened women to do what it takes to achieve it.”

When basic needs are met, ambitions and hopes for the future can begin to grow. Researchers at the @ucdavis are exploring how BOMA's program has emboldened the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of participants in Samburu county, Kenya. Read more through the link in our bio 🔗

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Now more than ever, there is an urgent need for solutions that build
#food and #climate resilience among the most vulnerable. After the prolonged impact of #COVID19, the "last-mile" regions where BOMA works are now facing severe food shortages stemming from the #UkraineCrisis.

Africa's drylands are facing the compounding impacts of #ClimateChange, #FoodSecurity challenges, #refugee migration, and more. Learn more about BOMA's work to build resilience in the drylands of Africa at

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One person is likely dying from hunger every 48 seconds in #Kenya, #Ethiopia, and #Somalia, according to our peers at @oxfaminternational and @savethechildren.

Africa's drylands are at the nexus of multiple crises including #FoodInsecurity, #ClimateChange, and #ExtremePoverty.

Efforts to end extreme poverty and promote resilience in this region have never been more vital. Learn more about BOMA's approach at

Photo by @amivitale

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The @BOMAProject team was ready to scale its impact beyond Northern Kenya, but they didn’t yet have a clear plan for how to do so. Read this case study to find out how we've supported the team to reach more people in different locations:

We are excited to welcome Nairobi-based #Executive Elodie Sampéré to her new role as BOMA's Chief #Development and #Marketing Officer! Elodie will advance BOMA to new heights in support of our goal to lift 3 million people out of extreme poverty by 2027. Welcome, Elodie!

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