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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...

When women are empowered with #opportunity and #education, they can build a more #resilient future — for themselves, their families, and their communities ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 ...

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Today is #WorldYouthSkillsDay, a day to celebrate the importance of providing young people with skills for employment and #Entrepreneurship. BOMA is committed to supporting youth and guiding them on the path to #Resilience with programs like SEED.

Together, we can #BeTheChange.

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The SEED program is tackling #YouthUnemployment and risk of radicalization in Northern Kenya - by next year, 2,400 young men and women will have graduated from extreme poverty, built resilience, and reduced their vulnerability.

With new skills and businesses, participants will be able to support more than 7,200 other household members, increase their confidence and autonomy, and allow them to act as #RoleModels for their peers.

#BuildingResilience #BeTheChange #EndExtremePoverty

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This month marks the halfway point for the Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SEED) project for Vulnerable and Marginalized Youth in Northern Kenya. Over the past year:

- 1,200 youth have successfully launched 400 businesses
- 74 savings groups were established
- Businesses values have grown exponentially

We want to celebrate the BOMA participants who have made incredible progress towards graduation from extreme poverty - they are paving the way for #SustainableChange and #Resilience for youth throughout the drylands of Africa.

#BeTheChange #EndExtremePoverty

#BeTheChange #EndExtremePoverty

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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

Photo by @amivitale

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The @BOMAProject team was ready to scale its impact beyond Northern Kenya, but they didn’t yet have a clear plan for how to do so. Read this case study to find out how we've supported the team to reach more people in different locations: https://bit.ly/3gnNqIz

We are excited to welcome Nairobi-based #Executive Elodie Sampéré to her new role as BOMA's Chief #Development and #Marketing Officer! Elodie will advance BOMA to new heights in support of our goal to lift 3 million people out of extreme poverty by 2027. Welcome, Elodie!

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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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