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Our Vision Statement

To create a world of equality, compassion, and opportunity by empowering communities and uplifting lives.

Our Mission Statement

Our goal is to preserve, promote, and showcase our Bamileke cultural heritage in our communities.
We are dedicated to utilizing our knowledge and resources to teach and support our children and the younger generation about the importance of tradition, education, respect, self-love, hard work, and cultural identification.

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Who We Are

We are the Nkoni women of Maryland, USA. A women's only group of Anglophone sisters and wives of the western province of Cameroon called the " Bamileke."

We are affiliated with Nkoni Cameroon, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower a girl child through education.

The Maryland branch was created by MA Esther Mbiakop in 2011. She took the initiative and traveled to Cameroon at her expense in order to seek permission to open the first international branch out of Cameroon here in Maryland.

"Nkoni," which means love in our local dialect, is the bond that holds us together in unity, peace, and service. Being the mother branch in the USA, we have set the stage and led the way to have branches opened in Dallas, Houston, North Carolina, and New Jersey.