After years of refining our model, BOMA is now poised to scale its innovative poverty graduation program across the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Africa. The ASALs comprise 40 percent of the continent and represent the true “last mile” of extreme poverty. Our goal is to lift 100,000 women and children out of ultra-poverty by 2018 — and one million women and children within the next five years — by expanding to new regions in Northern Kenya and new countries in the ASALs. Are we making progress? Definitely. Click here to read about our progress and accomplishments during the second quarter of 2016.