Project #156 | Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Communities in Kenya
Our partnership with BOMA Project
Our partnership with BOMA empowered 105 women and 525 children, creating a total of 36 women led businesses through BOMA’s Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) in the Marsabit County in Kenya. REAP is a data-driven, high-impact, poverty graduation program which engaged women in African Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) in two years of sequenced interventions. The program consisted of a cash transfer to start a small business, training on finances, life skills, and mentoring. The women contributed to a savings pool, which empowered women to have a safety net for unforeseen circumstances, such as drought, as well as additional expenses for their family such as their children’s educational and medical costs.
Our collective impact
Beneficiaries operating businesses
Business groups launched
People lifted from poverty
Pictured here are women who benefited from the partnership we had with the BOMA project. Community members here in Qilta, Kenya typically have had to walk exhausting distances to access a safe and clean water point. The creation of the Jabana Water Business Group gave agency to the women of Qilta to create a business that would benefit everyone in this community with provision of accessible, equitable, and safe access to drinking water.
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our jobs and skills fund.