Tag Archives: X African PovertyX African WomenX Arid Lands KenyaX BOMAX Climate ChangeX droughtX drylandsX East Africa DroughtX entrepreneurshipX food aidX Grant Based Poverty Solutions

Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence

Mahatma Ghandi said “poverty is the worst form of violence.” That violence manifests itself in Northern Kenya through people who have poor nutrition and a higher risk of disease. They have a lower life expectancy and inadequate access to healthcare. For children … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in African women, Empower African women, Lake Turkana, Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Water Belongs in Mombasa

It is inevitable that Kura and I would eventually become increasingly removed from the day to day work that happens on the ground in our region in northern Kenya.  BOMA now has a new field officer, Meshack, who works closely … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in African women, Economic empowerment, Northern Kenya, REAP (Rural Entrepreneur Access Project), The BOMA Project | Tagged | 1 Comment

Inspired by Dr. Paul Farmer

I am always humbled by what women tell us after they start earning an income with their new BOMA businesses.  During a recent visit to the village of Ilaut, a woman named Nkaroni told us, “Before, I could not rest. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in African women, Economic empowerment, Empower African women | Tagged , | 3 Comments

A Blogger from Kenya Talks About BOMA

David Muchui from Meru, posts about The BOMA Project: Manyatta Banking, Enterprises, Taking Root Among Pastoralist Communities Posted on October 16, 2012 | Leave a comment A group of women guide their donkeys through the vast Kaisut Desert of Marsabit County laden with shop … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in African drought, African women, Economic empowerment, REAP (Rural Entrepreneur Access Project), The BOMA Project | Tagged , | 1 Comment