BOMA Project


Mission: To empower women in the drylands of Africa to establish sustainable livelihoods, build resilient families, graduate from extreme poverty and catalyze change in their rural communities.

Where they work: Kenya








BOMA implements a high-impact poverty graduation program for ultra-poor women in the drought-threatened arid lands. They help groups of women to start small businesses in their rural communities, by providing them with grants, skills training and mentoring over two years. The women use the additional income to pay for food, school fees and medical care for their families, as well as to make group savings, so that they are more resilient against shocks such as drought. After the two years ~95% of the women graduate from extreme poverty, which means that their households are eating two meals a day, they have a sustainable livelihood, they have savings to last six months and all of the girl children are attending primary school.

Since 2009 BOMA have reached over 69,000 women and children, and aim to reach 100,000 by 2018.

Our partnership: We have supported BOMA since 2016 with unrestricted grant funding.


Learn more about their work on their website