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World Refugee Day
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
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...

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 www.bomaproject.org (#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 bomaproject.org (#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: https://apple.co/39pi4Bx
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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 www.bomaproject.org
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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 bomaproject.org

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Hope for the future is a powerful motivator. A recent study found that BOMA participants had, on average, 324% more in business #assets, 32% more in total annual household cash #income and 509% more in cash #savings. Even more uplifting, though, is that our women entrepreneurs also benefited from a growing desire for economic advancement stemming from BOMA's training, support, and empowerment.

“When you lift constraints that hold people back, what people want also seems to change,” said Michael Carter, the study’s principal researcher. Read more through the link in our bio!
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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 bomaproject.org ...

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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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Creating real opportunities for women in remote rural communities can spark hope that changes lives.
New @ucdavis research from Kenya in partnership with @BOMAProject and @ILRI.
#EndHunger #globaldev
https://www.ucdavis.edu/blog/curiosity/can-hope-open-pathway-brighter-future

Today is #WorldRefugeeDay, honoring the strength, courage and resilience of #refugees. BOMA is committed to building the #resilience and #upwardmobility of refugees in Uganda, Chad, and beyond alongside partners @CaritasSwis and @DRC_ngo. Learn more at https://bit.ly/39B0dHJ

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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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