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Building Prosperity with Dignity

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One of the best ways to overcome poverty is to build a sustainable business. Women in developing countries who do this can greatly impact their lives, and the lives of their families. Our guest is Kathleen Colson.

Kathleen Colson, BOMA Project

Kathleen Colson is the Co-Founder and CEO of the BOMA Project, a U.S. nonprofit and registered Kenyan NGO with a proven track record and transformative approach to alleviating poverty and building resiliency in the arid lands of rural Africa.

BOMA is Swahili for "To Fortify" and their byline is "Prosperity with Dignity." The initiative replaces aid with sustainable income and helps women to "graduate" from extreme poverty by giving them the tools they need to start small businesses in their communities.

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