Monthly Archives: February 2012

Inspiring Peace and Social Change: Miriam’s Story

Miriam came to Heshima Kenya in 2009 after living with abusive host families in the slums of Kawangware, located just outside of Nairobi. With these families, Miriam was subject to abuse and was forced to work long hours to complete all of the household chores, including caring for each families’ many children. She experienced extreme […]

New Maisha Collective Scarves Now Available!

We just received our latest shipment of scarves from Nairobi; the scarves are available for sale on our Etsy site. We have over 10 new designs and colors available for purchase! A bit more about the Maisha Collective: The Maisha Collective: Every Scarf Tells A Story The Maisha Collective, a project of Heshima Kenya, empowers […]

Positive Impacts from The Safe House

By Jessica Brown – Advocacy and Grants Coordinator One of the most rewarding things about our work is realizing the positive outcomes from our young women who have worked so hard to overcome their traumatic experiences and strive for a better life. We cannot emphasize enough our pride in their resilience and endurance. Margaret’s Exceptional […]

Go Mina!

Please check out this exciting contest and root on our own Auxiliary Council member, Mina Lee. Mina contributed her suave and savvy design expertise to make last year’s Fashion Challenge a hit! Mina’s company, A Swan Event, has been invited to participate in the Bridgeport Art Center’s “Affordable Wedding Contest”. A Swan Event is planning […]