Heshima Kenya

Heshima Kenya is a 501(c)(3) US nonprofit and registered Kenyan charity based in Nairobi, Kenya. Heshima is the Swahili word for "respect" and we specialize in identifying and protecting separated and orphaned refugee children and youth living in Nairobi. Our innovative shelter, education and community outreach services enable and empower unaccompanied refugee children, especially adolescent girls, to live healthy lives.

Girls dancing for Cultural Day!

Girls dancing for Cultural Day!
Photo from Progress Report 'A Girl's Space for Change' (view small | med | large | orig)

Residents in the Safe House backyard

Residents in the Safe House backyard
Photo from Progress Report 'Hellos and Goodbyes' (view small | med | large | orig)

Scarves at the Market!

Scarves at the Market!
Photo from Progress Report 'Journey to Self-Sufficiency' (view small | med | large | orig)

"Alone in Little Mogadishu": A photo by Zamzam

"Alone in Little Mogadishu": A photo by Zamzam
A photo taken by GEP participant, Zamzam. Donated cameras were provided to girls to document their daily lives and the neglect of Nairobi's urban population. This photo is taken of an unkown girl in Eastleigh, a neighborhood where most of Nairobi's urban refugees reside. (view small | med | large | orig)

Education and Empowerment for Refugee Girls

Education and Empowerment for Refugee Girls
Photo from Progress Report 'The Power of Resilience' (view small | med | large | orig)
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