Empowering Kenyan Women
With An Ocean ~  Bahari ~ Between Us

We Still Reach Across
 Bahari Does It Through​​​​
Economic, Educational & HealthCare Initiatives​​​​
Women are Supported, Families and Communities Are Transformed​​​​
There is nothing more rewarding than being welcomed into the lives of women from another culture  and hearing their stories and dreams. Bahari grows through friendships with Kenyan women. Some challenges are specific to Kenya, but desires are the same....​​better lives and productive futures for themselves and their families.​​
Bahari's initiatives promote the self-sufficiency of low-income Kenyan women by bridging the gap of unequal access to economic, educational and healthcare opportunities. Systemic gender inequality and marginalization has left a majority of Kenyan women vulnerable to poverty, illiteracy and sexual violence. Our focus on leadership and enterprise development enables women to empower themselves and support their children. 
Women in Embu County are now beekeepers, running their own apiary.
Women in Gatina slum are more independent because of income from sales of their handmade jewelry and crafts. 
Bookshine Highschool girls receive scholarships, uniform assistance & AFRIpads sanitary product. ​​
 Click on our HabiHut Video to learn about our Clean Water Project​​​​​​​
​​"It's a business for women, controlled by women instead of by slumlords.
For me it is life changing, not just clean water, but making them entrepreneurs." 
HabiHut Architect Ronald Omyonga
Economic Development
Sanitation - Clean Water
 Knowledge To  Change Lives​​
Bahari provides scholarships, uniforms, books and computer equipment to individual students, as well as scholarships, desks and chairs to Book Shine School. 
A Diploma and a Future! 
Seed monies and on-going support to micro-businesses enable women to provide for their families, educate their children and live stable lives. 


Clean water, sanitation and healthcare are lacking in many Kenyan communities. Our Projects help keep bodies strong!

​Healthy Families!

Vicki L Jones, Bahari's Founder and Executive Director, took a mission trip to Kenya in 2006 that started it all.  She met women with dreams, skills and the determination to make better lives for themselves and their families. Vicki saw an opportunity to become a bridge to empowerment. Bahari, "Ocean" in Swahili, was birthed out of early conversations which grew into friendships and impacted our mission.

Bahari's Board and Advisory Board are comprised of professionals in the areas of Education, Medicine, Business,  Law, and Foreign Outreach.  Dedicated volunteers have expertise in Social Media, Photography, and Data Base Management. Bahari has established a relationship with the Kenyan Christian Fellowship in America Baltimore Chapter. 

Highlighted Projects!
Light in Gatina   ~ Bahari is providing solar lamps to women in Gatina who spend their nights in the dark. Your $12 donation provides 1 lamp

PWAP Pads With A Purpose ~ We've
partnered with AFRIpads and supplied 
over 200 girls with product!  
"A monthly challenge, a sustainable solution."
Our Board meets quarterly to discuss current and future projects and to allocate funds. We work closely with Bahari Nairobi Team members, Kenyan women who are instumental in helping us implement current and future projects. Ms Jones travels to Nairobi on a regular basis to assess program outcomes. 

Asante Sana to Our Supporters

Everyman Theatre
Major Special Gifts Donors
Monthly Donors
Immanuel Episcopal Church Glencoe Maryland

Project Manager, Jane Muthoni, is ready to train more beekeepers! 
​​The Embu apiary is harvesting honey. Help us break ground on Apiary #2


​​ ~ $500 Builds an Apiary ~ $1000 Gets an Apiary Built and Running ~ ​​​​​​​​