FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Anne Sweeney, Heshima Kenya (773) 574-5548; CELEBRATE MOTHERS AROUND THE WORLD WITH SPECIAL-EDITION SCARFMother’s Day Gift Evokes Deeper Meaning: Hand-crafted ScarvesMade in Kenya by Young Women Refugees Turning Lives Around,Thanks to Chicago Non-Profit Chicago (April 30, 2014) – The latest shipment of Heshima Kenya’s popular Maisha scarves has arrived fresh from […]

On International Women’s Day, the Heshima girls and young women gathered to celebrate women all over the world. Along with singing and dancing, Ingrid Mary and Janet wrote and recited this poem to their peers and the Heshima team. Our favorite line, “She is the star that guides the humble – The Woman, without her […]

  Refugee women in our Womens Ambassador Groups showing off their new enterprises. Written by Stephen Mwangangi We at Heshima Kenya believe that economic empowerment of women secures sustainable and lasting peace.  A great majority of urban refugee women in Nairobi live in acute poverty. They lack capital and spend most of their household budgets […]

CHICAGO (October 7, 2013) – To date, dozens of people have lost their lives at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi in a terrorist attack that is shocking in its brutality. Heshima Kenya deeply mourns the lives that were lost and strongly condemns these senseless acts of violence. We believe Kenya can and will emerge […]

World Refugee Day
JUNE 20, 2013 In celebration of World Refugee Day, we would like to highlight Halima, a Heshima Ambassador who participates in our programs and serves as a project leader in the Maisha Collective. Many of the young women we support arrive  without a voice and Halima was no different when she fled Ethiopia […]

 According to United Nations Women nearly 7 in 10 women across the world will experience violence in their lifetimes.  Each year, the UN hosts the Commission on the Status of Women (57th UNCSW) – the largest and most diverse gathering of its kind, bringing together advocates, scholars, policy-makers, and cultural and religious leaders to address […]


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