Huffington Post: The BOMA Project Is Changing Lives in Northern Kenya
Tuesday, October 14, 2014: Aid for Africa member The BOMA Project, which trains poor rural women in Northern Kenya to start their own business has lifted more than 44,000 women and children out of extreme poverty since 2009. After a lengthy selection process, BOMA assembles participants into business groups of three women, and helps each group to start a small, sustainable enterprise. The women are given a cash grant to get their business up and running, and then receive two years of hands-on training and mentoring by local BOMA Village Mentors. The money they earn helps feed their family and send their children to school. And because their income does not rely on livestock they are better able to survive droughts which are common to Northern Kenya. Read the article.