Category Archives: Nairobi

Kibera

The Kibera slums of Nairobi are wild.  It is muddy and smelly; it is vibrant and energetic.  Hope lives alongside desperate poverty.  It is a vestige of the flight from rural poverty to urban opportunity where a new world awaits … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Africa, African climate change, African drought, African women, Climate change refugees, Economic empowerment, Empower African women, Kathleen Colson, Kenya, Mama Rungu, Nairobi, Northern Kenya, The BOMA Project | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Time for Some Good News from Africa

This summer’s news from Africa has been sobering. So I want to share you some good news – but first a bit of background. Since the founding of The BOMA Project in 2005, we have endured three severe droughts. Each … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Africa, African climate change, African drought, African women, Boma Fund Business Mentors, Climate change refugees, Economic empowerment, Empower African women, Kasuit, Kathleen Colson, Kenya, Laisamis, Mama Rungu, Nairobi, REAP (Rural Entrepreneur Access Project), Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), Samburu, St. Lawrence University, The BOMA Fund, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Is Africa

Festus, the Front Office Manager of Sekenani Camp, provides the orientation for the guests before they head to their tents. “We have no fence that surrounds the camp, so you must not walk anywhere, particularly at night, without one of our … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Africa, African climate change, African drought, African women, Barbara Lee Shaw, Boma Fund Business Mentors, Climate change refugees, Dining for Women, Economic empowerment, Empower African women, Female Genital Mutilation, FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), Kathleen Colson, Kenya, Maasai, Maasai Girls Education Fund (MGEF), Mama Rungu, Nairobi, REAP (Rural Entrepreneur Access Project), Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), Sekenani Camp, The BOMA Fund | 1 Comment

Mama Rungu, You Can Not Cross

 Kura will stay back with the Business Mentors in Isiolo while I return to Nairobi to meet the Dining for Women (DFW) safari group. It does not take long for the jarring hip hop music to start up while I … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Africa, African climate change, African drought, African women, Climate change refugees, Dining for Women, Economic empowerment, Empower African women, Kathleen Colson, Mama Rungu, Nairobi, Northern Kenya, REAP (Rural Entrepreneur Access Project), Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), Samburu, Samburu Lodge, The BOMA Fund | 1 Comment

The Fairview

It was wonderful to finally arrive in Nairobi last night and be met by Ahmed Omar Ahmed, or “Kura” (Swahili for vote), BOMA’s Operations Director, as well as Captain James Neepe. Captain is a retired military helicopter pilot, now a commercial pilot … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Africa, African climate change, African drought, African women, Climate change refugees, Dining for Women, Economic empowerment, Empower African women, Kathleen Colson, Laisamis, Nairobi, Northern Kenya, REAP (Rural Entrepreneur Access Project), Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), St. Lawrence University, The BOMA Fund | Leave a comment