by Sarah Cole Kammerer Women Fashion Power A few weeks ago, a friend shared with me a picture of the following text “Women Fashion Power: Not a multiple choice”. It was in reference to an exhibition of the same name currently at the Design Museum in London. The exhibition shows how public figures – princesses, […]

Partnering together around their joint passion for empowering vulnerable women and girls, Andie K and Heshima Kenya are teaming up for an exclusive event highlighting the unique contributions of women artisans around the world. Andie K is an artist and activist whose passion for women’s rights drives her vision. Inspired by local styles in Africa and Asia, […]

Written by Nicole Cunha-Gomes Intern, Heshima Kenya After a grenade assault took the lives of her mother, father and brother, Fatuma escaped from Somalia to Nairobi, Kenya, in hopes of creating a brighter future for herself. In 2009, Fatuma found Heshima Kenya and began rebuilding her life with hope and dignity. However, the current precarious political […]

Dear Friends of Heshima Kenya, I am writing to share the news that, seven years after co-founding Heshima Kenya, I have decided to step away from my role as Executive Director while continuing to serve as an advisor for policy and development, especially for our Kenyan operations. This is a very positive transition for me […]

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 […]