News from Baraka Center 

August 2020


Center members sort through clothing and shoes donated by a generous supporter. 


May 2020


Since early April, Baraka Women have been making face masks for COVID-19 prevention in the Ngara and Mathare communities.


The Ministry of Health placed an order with BWC to produce 4000 masks.


The project supports over a dozen women at a critical time.

February 20, 2020   Completion of the Women's Health Education Program


Workshops provided by six subject experts to over 190 participants: 

FGM Awareness, GBV Awareness, Substance Abuse Recovery, Reproductive Health

Special Session: Training of Trainers.

11 Feb 2020


Representatives of Baraka Women's Center attend 34th Surajkund International Crafts Exhibition in India, promoting the unique products of Baraka Mtindo Bora, their fashion accessories business.


10 Aug 2019


Meeting Mama Sarah Obama

From left: Peter Ndier, Founder of SOWO; Teresia Mwangi, Manager, Baraka Women's Center; Susan Burgess-Lent, WCI Executive Director; Mama Sarah Obama, grandmother of Baraka; Paster Cyrus Njora, Trainer at Baraka Women's Center.  

April 23-24 2019

50 BWC Members to attend  workshop on intellectual property, productivity and competitiveness.

Sponsored by KNFJKA and Kenya Industrial Property Institute.


26 March 2019



Her Excellency Mrs Margaret Kenyatta addressess a crowd including members of Baraka Women's Center at a gala celebration of International Women's Day.

January 2019


Guests from the U.S. joined in providing substance abuse and recovery awareness sessions.


They also purchased jewerly made by members of  Baraka Women's Center


See additional photos of their activities with BWC staff and members below

January 2019



The innovative EDGE protocol, introduced by WCI Board Member Grant Williams, is used to work with a heroin recovery group.

December 2018


Eldoret International Exhibition  2 - 9 December


Baraka Women's Center exhibited its unique fashion accessories crafted by the Center's members.


Proceeds support the development of women's businesses.



November 2018


BWC's beaders are preparing their unique jewelry and household accessories for the EAC annual Jua Kali Exhibition in Eldoret 2nd-10th December. 


Find them at the Eldoret Sports Club 

Uasin Gishu County

Free Entry!

October 2018


At the International Trade Fair, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, listens to Ms Teresia Waikuru (center), Manager of Baraka Women's Center describe how the Center empowers women. He also  admired the products made by the women the Center. Looking on are the members and the exhibitors of BWC.



His Excellency Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko admires the beautiful baskets made by Baraka Women's Center using waste paper.


The Nairobi County Government sponsored BWC's five stalls at the Exhibition.


7 September 2018



BWC Manager Teresia W Mwangi receives a Crown Women's Rising Award for Entrepreneurship.





Below are more photos from the gala.

6 september 2018   Gaduation Day


A gathering of 95 women to celebrate the achievements of BWC trainees.


  • The Beadwork Group certifies 30 women;


  • Hair and Beauty Vocational Skills Training graduates 20 young women (after a 5-month course)


  • SGBV Awareness Program graduates 40 women


  • Computer Training  graduates10 members


In the photogallery below, graduation certificates are presented by Dr. Hadassah Emily Soroko, Founder of Crown Women Rising (right) and Teresia Waikuru Mwangi, Manager, Baraka Women's Center


30 August 2018


Baraka Women's Center has moved to a new larger home.



Ram Building (Union of Churches)

First Floor 


Opposite Total petrol station

August 2018


Teresia Waikuru, BWC's Manager, has been nominated for the Crown Women Rising Award.  The gala event will be held Sept 7th at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.


Kenya Federation of Jua Kali has selected Ms. Waikuru to speak on behalf of the informal sector at MSEA meeting.




5 June 2018


Embu Deputy Governor receives jewelry designed and crafted by BWC members.



12 February 2018


Center Manger Teresia Mwangi reviews plans for an agricultural project in Kwale Country with Charles Kalomba and Linet Wairimu



8 March  2017


Baraka Center members display their handmade products at an International Women's Day event in Nairobi.  First Lady Margaret Kenyatta spoke with them about their work.


November 2016


106 Baraka Women's Center member participate in a march in Nairobi to end sexual violence against women.



November 2016


Women and men particpated in a half-day training on the health effects of alcohol and tobacco. 



October 2016


Baraka craftswomen show their products to Kenya President Kenyatta at the MSEA exhibition

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