Our amazing co-founder Kura Omar wrote this thoughtful piece about what it means to be a man working to empower women in the drylands of East Africa, and his hopes for his own children this Father’s Day.

While our program is gender-focused on helping women overcome extreme poverty, we are deeply grateful to the fathers, brothers, husbands, sons, uncles, and friends who work tirelessly and selflessly to make this vision a reality. We are all in this together to end extreme poverty and achieve a world where families don’t go to bed hungry, where all children have the opportunity to go to school, where people don’t need to rely on humanitarian assistance just to survive, but can become self-sufficient, productive members of society. We are hopeful, and grateful. Happy Father’s Day.

The BOMA Project