The Latest News from BOMA

BOMA CEO, John Stephens, Hands Over Leadership to Sam Owilly

John proudly hands over leadership of BOMA to Interim CEO, Sam Owilly. Sam is a recognized leader with more than 15 years of experience in building and leading large and high-performing teams and a respected subject matter expert in business strategy, organizational management, poverty graduation/economic inclusion, climate adaption and resilience building, livestock market systems and rangeland resource management in Kenya and Eastern Africa.

You Last Heard from Agnes Lekupe in 2020

Agnes Lekupe exemplifies the BOMA difference. Once held back by cultural norms and traditions, Agnes is now a successful business woman and a leader among her family and community. She is building a brighter future and changing beliefs along the way. You last heard from Agnes in 2020. Today, she is thriving.

BOMA and IKEA Foundation Team up to LIFT Thousands From Extreme Poverty

BOMA and IKEA Foundation have teamed up to hone and expand BOMA’s innovative approach to alleviating poverty in the areas most impacted by climate change. This $10.1 million in funding from IKEA Foundation marks the largest grant in BOMA’s history.

What is Green REAP?

BOMA is empowering the people and places most impacted by climate change with a new program that helps women, youth, and refugees to build lasting livelihoods and escape extreme poverty.

Clearing Pathways to Prosperity in Kenya

A recent Randomized Controlled Trial (#RCT) from the Feed the Future MRR Innovation Lab found that REAP participants had, on average, 324% more in business #assets, 32% more in total annual household cash #income and 509% more in cash #savings than non-participants in communities where no BOMA programming took place. Those benefits generated a total return-on-investment (#ROI) of 3.1, meaning that every $1 invested in REAP delivers about $3 in benefits to BOMA #entrepreneurs.

Ways to Give

BOMA is proud to have received recognition from some of the most respected organizations in the non-profit space, including a Guidestar Platinum rating for transparency and accountability. Additionally, BOMA was among the first four nonprofits worldwide to pass a rigorous “impact audit” conducted by ImpactMatters to assess nonprofits in the key areas of: cost-effectiveness, transparency, knowledge sharing, and theory of change.



Support BOMA’s work today through a one-time or recurring gift, community fundraising, donor advised gifts, planned gifts, cryptocurrency and more.

From Feed the Future: Clearing Pathways to Prosperity in Kenya

  Livelihood-building programs combine training and assets for rural households with the least means to build a sustainable and independent income. Since 2018, we have been evaluating such a program in Samburu, Kenya among women in pastoralist communities who face a...

BOMA Nears 100% Staff Vaccination Rate

Vaccination against COVID-19 plays a vital role in keeping BOMA’s participants safe  As a growing presence in Africa’s drylands, BOMA has a responsibility to protect the populations that we serve — especially amid a global pandemic. BOMA serves those experiencing...

Together, we’ve transformed the lives of more than 450,000 people to date — with more than 150,000 reached over the last year. Thank you for being part of the BOMA community, and Happy New Year! ...

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