Women's Centers International

Unverified non-profit organisation

Women’s Centers International (WCI) is an American NGO that develops community-based centres for women affected by chronic poverty and war. The centres provide training programmes that empower members to identify their potential and to create progressive and sustainable life and work options. Each centre works with local partners. WCI provides active mentoring to ensure a self-sustaining process of individual and community transformation. The organisation’s current focus is East Africa.
Baraka Center in Nairobi serves 462 women living in slums with four core programmes: Entrepreneur and Leadership Training, Literacy Training and Sexual Violence Response and Health Education.



Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Participant in relevant networks

Local partners include LBSI, MEGEN and Adult Education Department of the Ministry of Education, the Equity Group Foundation.

Further information

About this organisation

Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Education and training; Gender issues; HIV/AIDS,...show all (4)

Goods categories

Computer hardware & software; Furniture & furnishings; Packaging & paper...show all (4)

Business sectors

Community and social services; Education and training; Finance; Media and PR;...show all (5)