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Jane Naimirdika: A BOMA Participant Turned Mentor

In 2006, Jane Naimirdika was facing the worst drought that Kenya had seen in a decade. Fatefully, Jane had the opportunity the enroll in BOMA’s nascent Rural Entrepreneur Access Program (REAP) and earn the stability and security that she and her family needed. “I...

Tackling Youth Unemployment in Northern Kenya

According to a UN report, Africa is the world’s youngest continent, with 60% of its population under the age of 25. However, many economies struggle to accommodate the influx of young individuals entering the workforce, leaving 10-12 million youths to compete for only...

Launching with Mobile Money

This month BOMA kicked off direct implementation in Turkana County. Along with the establishment of a new field office in Lodwar, 1,680 new participants were enrolled in the graduation program. Although BOMA has worked in Turkana before, providing technical assistance...

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Extreme poverty in the drylands of Africa is one of the most pressing problems facing our world today. While the number of people living in extreme poverty fell between 1990 and 2019, COVID-19 has erased much of this progress. Even before the pandemic, progress had...

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 ...

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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

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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