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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
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...

Girls Like Gano: International Day of the Girl, 2021
Girls Like Gano: International Day of the Girl, 2021

Did you know that an educated girl is less vulnerable to violence, can wait to marry until she's ready, and often has fewer children? For girls living in extreme poverty, the difference is life changing. Gano experienced this transformation first-hand when her mother...

A Bridge of Hope: Nanyu Phaustine
A Bridge of Hope: Nanyu Phaustine

Nanyu Phaustine was married at 17, with the hope that her husband would send her back to school. She dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher but, unfortunately, life had other plans for Nanyu. Shortly after her marriage Nanyu became pregnant, and her husband...

BOMA is Building Resilience in Uganda
BOMA is Building Resilience in Uganda

The global refugee population has more than doubled in the last decade, and at least 100 million people have been forced to leave their home over the last ten years. Today, sub-Saharan Africa hosts more than 26% of the world’s refugee population. Forced into...

Team BOMA is in Turkana, #Kenya to empower 1,680 new #WomenEntrepreneurs alongside our partner @wholeplanet! These women will be enrolled in BOMA's proven #PovertyGraduation program and empowered to lift their families out of extreme poverty over two years.

When this cohort graduates, more than 10,000 women, children, and other dependent household members in Turkana will be lifted out of #ExtremePoverty and on the path to lasting #Resilience. #TheBOMADifference
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In the drylands of Africa, more than 400 million people are living in extreme poverty and crises like #COVIC19 and #ClimateChange threaten millions more. On #IDEP2021, we must recommit to reach those left behind and #EndExtremePoverty. ...

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Now more than ever, there is a critical need for sustainable efforts to #EndExtremePoverty. For the International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty, BOMA is joining our peers in advocating for the use of World Bank IDA funds to strengthen economic inclusion and reach vulnerable populations left behind — including the #women, #youth, and #refugees that BOMA serves. Learn more at the link in our bio. #IDEP #IDEP2021 #SDG1 (Photo by @AmiVitale) ...

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Lina Lesangale is a powerful example of #FemaleEntrepreneurship and #Resilience. When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened her kiosk business, Lina and her business partners banded together to diversify their income through a new poultry endeavor. With the help of a recovery grant, Lina's businesses are now stronger than ever. Today, we're celebrating women powered businesses like Lina's. Join us and share how your life has been touched by a female-led business using the #WomenPoweredWednesdays hashtag! ...

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"I want to be a teacher. I know if I work very hard, I can accomplish my goal — because now, life is very different." On #DayOfTheGirl, join BOMA's mission to #EndExtremePoverty in Africa's drylands by investing in the potential of girls like Gano (#LinkInBio) ...

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Did you know that an educated girl is less vulnerable to violence, can wait to marry until she's ready, and often has fewer children? In adulthood, her wages will increase by 10-20% for each year of school she completed. For a girl experiencing extreme poverty, the difference is life changing. ...

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More than 1.89 billion people live in #ExtremePoverty worldwide and #COVID19 is threatening millions more. At BOMA, we believe that investing in the #Resilience of vulnerable populations is key to lasting change. Learn more at https://bomaproject.org (Photo by @amivitale) ...

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You're invited to join the #WomenPoweredWednesdays movement. Invest as an individual, family, or business in BOMA's effort to empower 10,000 new #WomenEntrepreneurs in #Africa - helping them and their families break the cycle of #ExtremePoverty for good: https://bomaproject.org/womenpoweredwednesdays/ ...

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BOMA's proven #PovertyGraduation approach provides lasting #Resilience to shocks like Covid-19 and the impacts of climate change. Participants graduate from extreme poverty with the tools to #BuildABrighterFuture for themselves and their families. (Photo by @amivitale.) ...

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Meet BOMA's newest participants, who just received business startup grants on their phones through a digital payment. Over the next two years, these #WomenEntrepreneurs will lift themselves and their families out of extreme poverty, for good. #Empowerment #Equality #Resilience

What's bringing you joy today? For us, it's building pathways out of #ExtremePoverty for thousands in Marsabit alongside our #NGO partners and the Gov't of #Kenya! #SocialProtection #Partnership #Africa @MarsabitGov @USAIDKenya @FAOAfrica @WFP_Kenya @lmskenya @ResilienceLear2

Resilience Learning Activity@ResilienceLear2

Happening today! Launch of the #Social Protection Policy for @MarsabitGov. @USAIDKenya @CatholicRelief @WFP_Kenya @FAOAfrica @WorldVisionKE @BOMAProject @PacidaKenya @lmskenya

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IN THE NEWS

Surviving Climate Change and a Pandemic

UC Davis Magazine

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The Power of Hope is Real by Nicholas Kristof

The New York Times

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We’ve also been featured in:

Salon – Life Lessons from a Global Poverty Hero by Megan Mayhew Berman, Salon

NextBillion – Climate-Proofing Poverty Graduation Programs by Nicole Mills, the BOMA Project & Alex Russell, AMA Feed the Future at UC Davis

Stanford Social Innovation Review –To Impact Millions, the Social Sector Needs to Scale Scaling Up, by Gregory Coussa

The New York Times – The Power of Hope is Real by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal – On the Joys and Challenges of Being a ‘Temporary’ Expat in Kenya by Megan Mayhew Berman, Wall Street Journal

CGAP – The BOMA Project: Building Resiliency in the Arid Lands by Melissa Victor, CGAP Blog

Kevin Starr – Enough Innovation Already, SSIR

Impact Measurement on Salesforce – 7 nonprofits setting the bar for Salesforce-based M&E

The Huffington Post – A Day for All Mothers by Anita Casalina, Huffington Post

Manchester Journal – 10 years after its founding, BOMA wins global acclaim by Kathleen James, The Manchester Journal

The Borgen Project – The BOMA Project: Empowering Women in the Third Worldby Saroja Koneru, The Borgen Project Blog

Kiosks give pastoralist women hope by David Muchui, Business Daily Africa

Rutland Herald – Dorset nonprofit group garners $500k gift, Patrick McArdle, Rutland Herald

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