The BOMA Project works to help ultra-poor rural women living in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of northern Kenya to support themselves and their families. Its mission is to empower ultra-poor women to establish sustainable livelihoods, build resilient families, graduate from extreme poverty, and catalyze change in their communities.
With UNFCU Foundation’s support, BOMA will enroll 165 ultra-poor women in the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP). This poverty graduation initiative for women is a two-year program that includes financial, life skills, and business training.
Participants also receive sustained mentoring and access to join a savings pool to expand their businesses. Through this, they will be able to acquire assets and savings, invest in their families’ well-being, and become empowered to take more active roles in their homes and communities.