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BOMA Project: Fighting Poverty in Africa and it's Working

Submitted by Michael Rastall 24th August 2012 10:58

Donkey's being used to fetch supplies for new village kiosk

BOMA uses innovative microfinance and job-skills training programs to help the pastoral nomads of Northern Kenya to establish sustainable small businesses in their communities. In a region devastated by drought and poverty, women are using the tools of economic self-empowerment to feed their families, educate their children and pay for medical care. By helping community members start up their own businesses the BOMA project is creating new sustainable livelihoods in a changing environment.

BOMA’s economic empowerment program is led by trained Village Mentors. They are respected local residents with professional experience, such as schoolteachers and shop owners.