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.

Halima teaching her peers

Halima teaching her peers
Photo from Progress Report 'Heshima Kenya girls are leaders' (view small | med | large | orig)

Halima laughs with her students

Halima laughs with her students
Photo from Progress Report 'Heshima Kenya girls are leaders' (view small | med | large | orig)

The girls and their babies viewing animals

The girls and their babies viewing animals
Photo from Progress Report 'Adventures at the Safe House' (view small | med | large | orig)

The Safe House residents admiring the monkeys

The Safe House residents admiring the monkeys
Photo from Progress Report 'Adventures at the Safe House' (view small | med | large | orig)

The Heshima girls cross the expansive bridge

The Heshima girls cross the expansive bridge
Photo from Progress Report 'Adventures at the Safe House' (view small | med | large | orig)
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