What is Green REAP?And how is it changing lives?
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.
The people least responsible for climate change continue to bear the biggest burden. BOMA is working to change that.
BOMA provides a pathway out of starvation-level poverty for the people most impacted by climate change. BOMA participants receive education and training in business, finance and more over approximately two years. At the same time, they receive grants to start their own business — and, later, grants to grow or diversify those businesses — and regular support from BOMA mentors. BOMA has transformed the lives of more than 789,852 women, youth, and refugees in Africa, with a focus on regions heavily impacted by climate change.
Green REAP is a new program developed by BOMA which incorporates indigenous knowledge and environmental considerations at every step. Participants graduate Green REAP having built a lasting livelihood that enriches themselves and their families — and which also gives back to local ecosystems including forests. In growing Green REAP, BOMA intends to bolster the upward mobility and climate resilience of the people and places most impacted by climate change.