The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope

 
$6,508
$8,492
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Heshima Kenya's Safe House offers a community for refugee youth and children to restore their physical and mental health and enhance their personal safety.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Urban unaccompanied adolescent girls ages 13 to 19 in forced displacement are considered the most vulnerable in population in Nairobi. A desperate need exists to provide them with effective tools that protect them from rape, forced marriage, prostitution, discrimination, at-risk pregnancies, slavery and HIV/AIDS. Heshima's Safe House is the first and only shelter in Nairobi designed to specifically meet their critical protection needs.

How will this project solve this problem?

Residents live securely in a gender-sensitive, child-friendly, and security-focused environment while practicing good hygiene, enjoying safe drinking water and 3 nutritious meals daily, and accessing holistic case management and education programs

Potential Long Term Impact

Residents have access to Heshima's other programs that enable girls to transition to self-sufficiency and reintegrate into the Nairobi community with a renewed sense of stability and confidence.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,508
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,492
Total Funding Goal: $15,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Heshima Kenya

Chicago, IL, United States
http://www.heshimakenya.org

Project Leader

Anne Sweeney

Chicago, IL United States

Where is this project located?

Map of The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope
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