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 1,100 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.
"Recently BWC introduced designing and tailoring; I enrolled as a trainee and am now designing and sewing outfits for my clients. I have become a peer mentor to other trainees. Long live BWC!"
"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!"