Baraka Women's Center
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 1000 women, ages 16-69, have registered as members since 2012. A majority of them live in slums throughout Nairobi including: Mathare, Dandora, 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.
Baraka is positioning with allies to serve as the administrative hub of new Women's Centers in other Kenyan counties.
Achievements at BWC
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Programs at 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."
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"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!"
"Today I am a different person from the time I joined BWC. I am sincerely in love with myself and even my children. I can talk about my sickness without crying as I have been counseled. I am no longer bitter with my past and I have become very creative and innovative".