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BOMA NEARS 100% STAFF VACCINATION RATE
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
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...

Jane Naimirdika: A BOMA Participant Turned Mentor
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
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...

In 2021, BOMA reached more households, more populations, and more countries than ever before. As we settle into the new year, we want to thank you for all your support. Together, we can make 2022 an even more impactful year!

#TheBOMADifference #BeTheChange
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Make gift-giving a habit in 2022 by donating monthly to BOMA! Your contributions will help #EndExtremePoverty and lift 3 million people out of poverty over the next five years. #BeTheChange and start the new year off right.

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3p75I5O
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There's still time to give in 2021! Whether you donate stocks or cryptocurrency, have your employer match your gift, shop with Amazon Smile, or send a personalized e-card, every contribution you make will help #EndExtremePovery.

Find out all the ways you can support BOMA here: https://bit.ly/3GR5pCw
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Today, we want to recognize and celebrate the successes of our participants. By investing in #Education, working to mitigate #ClimateChange and fighting for #GenderEquality, all while becoming entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities, they truly inspire all of us at BOMA. ...

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Meet Selina Lekiman, mother of five and BOMA businesswoman. A champion of #Education and #WomensEmpowerment, she hopes we all take the time to remember one another this holiday season.

Here are all the ways you can give to BOMA to support women like Selina and help break the intergenerational cycle of #ExtremePoverty: https://bit.ly/3GR5pCw
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“Our BOMA women are redefining what it means to be an African woman in their conservative societies. They are running profitable businesses, have set up savings groups, are loaning to others in their communities and are now taking up leadership positions to address environmental issues. It is simply inspiring to see them break old constructs”

- Elsie Mbugua, BOMA Board Member

Help BOMA women achieve #GenderEquality by donating here: https://bit.ly/3rhtZb7

#EndExtremePoverty #BeTheChange
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Go paperless this holiday season! Donate to BOMA in honor of your loved one and we'll send them a custom e-card. Make your gift here: https://bit.ly/3rhtZb7 and together, we can transform the lives of millions and #EndExtremePoverty in the drylands of Africa — for good. ...

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Last-minute holiday shopping? Why not support BOMA while you do it! Ordering from smile.amazon.com is a quick and easy way to double the impact of your gifts this year. When you shop, Amazon gives. #BeTheChange ...

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We are proud to report that BOMA has achieved a 98.3% staff #COVID19 vaccination rate as of last month. Read about how Barnabas Barmin, a Mentor Supervisor in Marsabit, motivated his team to get vaccinated here: https://bit.ly/3dTvELU ...

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BOMA is proud to welcome tech leader and innovator Srilatha "Sri" Kothur to our U.S. Board of Directors! With more than 14 years of experience in the tech industry, Sri currently serves as Head of Apple Cloud Data Engineering and Platforms. Learn more through the link in our bio. ...

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In 2021, BOMA reached more households, more populations, and more countries than ever before. As we settle into the new year, we want to thank you for all your support. Together, we can make 2022 an even more impactful year!

#TheBOMADifference #BeTheChange

"A 'big push' to lift people out of poverty" via @physorg_com https://buff.ly/3GiqW7f

TaroWorks - Poverty Graduation Model: Mobile Tech Can Enable Success https://buff.ly/31LnoLw @BOMAProject @village_ent

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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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