John proudly hands over leadership of BOMA to Interim CEO, Sam Owilly. Sam is a recognized leader with more than 15 years of experience in building and leading large and high-performing teams and a respected subject matter expert in business strategy, organizational management, poverty graduation/economic inclusion, climate adaption and resilience building, livestock market systems and rangeland resource management in Kenya and Eastern Africa.
Agnes Lekupe exemplifies the BOMA difference. Once held back by cultural norms and traditions, Agnes is now a successful business woman and a leader among her family and community. She is building a brighter future and changing beliefs along the way. You last heard from Agnes in 2020. Today, she is thriving.
BOMA and IKEA Foundation have teamed up to hone and expand BOMA’s innovative approach to alleviating poverty in the areas most impacted by climate change. This $10.1 million in funding from IKEA Foundation marks the largest grant in BOMA’s history.
BOMA is empowering the people and places most impacted by climate change with a new program that helps women, youth, and refugees to build lasting livelihoods and escape extreme poverty.
A recent Randomized Controlled Trial (#RCT) from the Feed the Future MRR Innovation Lab found that REAP participants had, on average, 324% more in business #assets, 32% more in total annual household cash #income and 509% more in cash #savings than non-participants in communities where no BOMA programming took place. Those benefits generated a total return-on-investment (#ROI) of 3.1, meaning that every $1 invested in REAP delivers about $3 in benefits to BOMA #entrepreneurs.
BOMA is proud to have received recognition from some of the most respected organizations in the non-profit space, including a Guidestar Platinum rating for transparency and accountability. Additionally, BOMA was among the first four nonprofits worldwide to pass a rigorous “impact audit” conducted by ImpactMatters to assess nonprofits in the key areas of: cost-effectiveness, transparency, knowledge sharing, and theory of change.
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Today, October 17, marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Here, BOMA CEO John Stephens shares why he is hopeful for the future. Has your life ever depended on $2.15 per day? That is the reality for 719 million people worldwide who are living...
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...
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...
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...
BOMA is building lasting resilience to #EndExtremePoverty in the drylands of Africa. Join our mission to lift 3 million out of extreme poverty by 2027