Empowering Kenyan Women
With An Ocean ~  Bahari ~ Between Us

We Still Reach Across
Bahari Sisters has been working to improve the status of Kenyan women in the areas of employment, education and healthcare for over ten years. It began with Ms. Jones distributing personal care items to women on a 2006 mission trip to Nairobi.  She was moved by the resiliance of women who raised children and ran households on limited incomes, inspite of the fact that many were multi-lingual business minded craftswomen.  Ms. Jones began the process of establishing Bahari Sisters Inc. to lend financial support to help Kenyan women get on the path to self-sufficiency.  Bahari received its 501c3 status in 2012, and since then has provided seed monies for new businesses, supported women already doing business, provided individual and institutional scholarships and supported initiatives to improve the quality of life in Nairobi and surrounding communities. Bahari is honored to have partnered with HabiHut www.thehabihut.com , New Grid Networks, and Afripads www.afripads.com
It is only because of our donors and partners that we are able to do what we do!
  1. Vicki L Jones
    Founder ~ Executive Director
Vicki L Jones weaves her creative expertise with her social outreach endeavors. Ms. Jones retired from the State of Maryland, having served Maryland citizens for over seventeen years. She has a BA from Drexel University in Clothing Design and a MLA from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in literature. Vicki had a long career working as a Costume Designer in New York. Her design website www.wrapturesdesigns.biz showcases her theatrical work. Ms. Jones served as President and Vice-President of the Zonta Club of Baltimore, the local chapter of Zonta International, an international Women's Advocacy organization. The Baltimore Times named Vicki as one of their 2016 "Women of Passion, Women of Purpose."  Nonprofit Pro Magazine named Ms. Jones one of their 2018 Nonprofit Rising Stars. Vicki is a member of Messiah Community Church in Reisterstown, MD.
Board of Directors
Advisory Board ~ Partners
Volunteer Staff
Vicki L Jones
Karen C Barland
Quay Barnes-Johnson
​Jan Bryant, Esq.
​Vicky Grim
Carol Melvin

Ronald Omyango     HabiHut, Kenya​
John Cutler                WaterStep, Kentucky
Bus Weas                   HabiHut Bozeman, MT
Dr. Sarah Onyango  USAID London
Dr. Ashraf Mostafa  Baltimore, MD
Afripads                     Uganda/Nairobi, Kenya
​Hakema Mutanu      US/Nairobi

Elizabeth Oyieko 
Maxine Chappell