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​​​​
Bahari Does It Because
​  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.  
  Converstions aren't much different. Some challenges may be specific to Kenya, but desires are the same....​​
  better lives and a promising future for themselves and their families!
Meet Karen Ogola and her daughter Beryl
Meet Jane Muthoni and her son Brian
Karen is a skilled jewelry designer. With Bahari's support,  she is able to make and sell more jewelry.  Karen and Beryl also started a second hand clothing business.
Jane is an experienced community volunteer who mobilizes women to form micro-finance groups.
She is also a healthcare trainer, working with girls and elderly women in rural communities. Jane leads sanitation projects in slum communities. She is a Bahari Nairobi Team Leader, managing several initiatives. 
Brian's goal is to be a pilot. 
 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!
BeeHari  ~ Women becoming beekeepers and selling honey and other products! PHASE II In Progress!

PWAP Pads With A Purpose ~ We've
partnered with Afripads to supply
girls with resusable sanitary products. 
"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

Project Update

​​                                                       BeeHari
Phase II, harvesting bees, building hives and training the new beekeepers
is in progress in Embu County .

Project Manager, Jane Muthoni, will train the new beekeepers! 
​​ ~ $500 Builds an Apiary ~ $1000 Gets an Apiary Built and Running ~ ​​