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STORIES

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...

Launching with Mobile Money
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
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...

We are dreaming of a more sustainable and equitable future. At BOMA, we believe that empowering local communities to earn a living while protecting and restoring their environment is the key to making this dream a reality 🪴

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We are dreaming of a more #sustainable and #equitable future. At BOMA, we believe that empowering local communities to earn a living while protecting and restoring their environment is the key to making this dream a reality 🪴 Learn more at https://bomaproject.org

Starvation-level poverty in Africa's drylands is inextricably linked with gender inequality and climate change. Learn more about how BOMA is working to reverse this tragic cycle from Nonprofit Vision by @gregory_nielsen, feat. BOMA CEO @john_t_stephens

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-114-john-stephens-the-link-between-gender/id1446287570?i=1000569769578

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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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