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.

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)

The babies having a great time at the park

The babies having a great time at the park
Photo from Progress Report 'Adventures at the Safe House' (view small | med | large | orig)

The girls smiling and dancing during Zumba class

The girls smiling and dancing during Zumba class
Photo from Progress Report 'Creating Connections with the World' (view small | med | large | orig)

The girls getting down the Zumba way

The girls getting down the Zumba way
Photo from Progress Report 'Creating Connections with the World' (view small | med | large | orig)

Rose hopes to visit her pen pal in Russia someday

Rose hopes to visit her pen pal in Russia someday
Photo from Progress Report 'Creating Connections with the World' (view small | med | large | orig)

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