Category Generating Income with Hope: the Maisha Collective

Former Heshima Kenya Participant is 2013 Voice of Courage Honoree!

This year, at the Women’s Refugee Commission’s Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon on May 2, Dahabo Hassan Maow – a former Heshima Kenya participant – will be one of two women honored who are developing or leading programs that benefit refugee and displaced persons with disabilities. Each year, the Women’s Refugee Commission honors leaders who […]

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 […]

The Maisha Collective is now online!

We are excited to announce that last week, Heshima Kenya launched its online store on Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade items. Scarves from our 2011 Maisha Collective line are now available for purchase online and at Heshima Kenya’s office at 4917 N. Damen in Chicago. Check out our Etsy page and buy a scarf […]

Report Back: The Maisha Collective’s First Meeting

On July 7, 2010, the members of the Maisha Collective came together for our first official meeting. From now on every week members will be getting together to discuss all of the details of getting Maisha up and running. One of the biggest issues to come up at the meeting was childcare. Out of the […]

Maisha Collective at the Nairobi Massai Market

I am happy to announce that the Maisha Collective will now be selling their scarves at Nairobi’s Massai Market every Tuesday. The market is at Westgate Shopping Mall on their rooftop parking lot in Westlands. On Tuesday, tourists and other customers from all over Nairobi (and the world) came and saw our beautiful, handmade scarves, […]

The Maisha Collective: What We Hope For

I want to tell everyone a little bit about the Maisha Collective. Here at Heshima Kenya, some girls wanted an opportunity to have a concrete source of income, so they have come together to form a small business collective. Through the Maisha Collective, members make beautiful handmade tie & dye scarves that they are hoping […]