Baraka Women's Center
Axe Building, Ngara, Nairobi
Achievements at BWC
About Baraka Women's Center
Baraka Women's Center (BWC) opened in October 2012 and was named by the members. "Baraka" means blessings in Kiswahili.
More than 1,200 women, ages 16-69, have registered as members since 2012. A majority of them live in slums throughout Nairobi including: Mathare, Kariua, Kibera, Korogocho, and Kangemi. Many are single mothers, and most are under-educated.
Programs have enabled them to increase their skills, knowledge. and confidence in creating the futures they desire.
"I am in tears of joy when I recall where Baraka Women’s Center removed me from and who I am today. I have two good businesses of my own and have opened a bank account where I do my savings. I have stopped taking drugs. If it were not for BWC, I would not be who I am today."
"We arrived at the Center and were received a warm welcome by lovely and lively women. What a place to be! Where you feel you belong and you are worthy!"