Brief history

In 1950, the foundation of Mombasa Branch was laid by Lady Baden Powell. Kizingo Hostels were meant to provide accommodation to nurses during the World War 2. After that, it provided accommodation to young girls and women students in colleges or in employment and did not have a place to stay. Apart from accommodation, the core objective of YWCA is to empower women to live fulfilled lives. During the colonial times, young women were trained in life skills, entrepreneurship, tailoring, cookery, leadership and general well-being of women at family level and in the society at large.
Today, the branch continues to link up women and Youth through forums, Sexual reproductive health education and exchange programs

Size and organizational structure
Mombasa Branch geographical coverage include Taita–Taveta, Kwale County, Mombasa County and Kilifi County
Sources of funding
Current source of income is from Income generating activities –Hostels and accommodation at HCC Likoni, donations. We always appreciate potential partners to support our work.
Holiday & Conference Centre & Hostel facilities
YWCA hostel provides a serene environment which offers a pleasant ambience for students and working class people. We receive transit and permanent guests. Free WiFi services available, a ground that provides good place for students to play and have fun, hire for weddings and public events accommodating at least 1000 people.

Location:
We are located in Kizingo along Kaunda Avenue /vanga road opposite The Coast Academy.
Our Holiday and Conference Centre Located in Likoni - bordering Kenya Ferry services provides accommodation for individuals, groups like schools, colleges among others.

Contacts: Telephone Number:
Email: mombasa@ywcakenya.org

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