The BOMA Project (BOMA Fund)
Northern Kenya is one of the most neglected and marginalized areas of Africa. The BOMA Project provides education, seed capital, training, and mentoring so that residents can earn an income and care for their families. We accomplish this through two programs: the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) and Agents of Change.
- REAP is an innovative program of economic empowerment that diversifies sustainable sources of income so women can buy food, educate their children, and pay for healthcare services. REAP is led by community residents serving as business mentors, who provide business skills training and mentoring to small business groups of 5 people established with an initial grant of $150. To date, REAP has launched 225 of these businesses, including shops, restaurants, a bakery, a camel butchery, and dried fish enterprises on Lake Turkana. Each business supports about 25 children, and, in all, 3,125 children have benefited from REAP. The total investment for one business group of 5 women is $250.
- Agents of Change: BOMA invests in the development of sustainable, diversified sources of income by providing technical skills training scholarships for enterprising students who can become role models in their communities. These include auto and truck mechanics, electricians, plumbers, truck drivers, computer technicians, and health workers.
BOMA Project, The is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.
Donate Now to The BOMA Project
When you donate to BOMA, you are supporting an efficient and responsive nonprofit organization that relies on small-scale, grassroots initiatives. We focus on local participants, local leaders, and local solutions to modern problems in Northern Kenya.
What your donation can do:
- $50 Supports one one REAP entrepreneur in a three-person business group
- $150 Provides a Jump Grant to provide seed capital to a new business
- $250 Supports a business group with grants and training
- $500 Supports a vocational student for training in a sustainable industry
- $1,000 Supports four business groups in a village.
To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to
Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608
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