Welcome to Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Kenya

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Kenya is a women and youth membership based, non-governmental development organization founded in 1912 committed to the following core values; Accountability; Integrity; Diversity and inclusion; Spirit of Volunteerism; Concerns for humanity; and Professionalism.

YWCA was established in Kenya in 1912, making it the oldest women’s national body in Kenya. It is affiliated to the World YWCA headquartered in Geneva and its main purpose is to develop the collective power of girls and women in Kenya to achieve social, economic, political and cultural “emancipation”. 


YWCA Kenya is headquartered in Nairobi and has seven branches in Mombasa, Tana River, Meru, Nairobi, Kisumu, Siaya and Kisii counties in Kenya that provide service coverage and outreach for 21 out of the 47 counties in Kenya.

YWCA is built on a strong Christian foundation, whose emphasis is integrated in all its programming.

The YWCA recognizes the need to anchor all development programme and operations on a predetermined set of principles and values and implements programme guided by its Vision and Mission.