The Safe House: An Enclave of Peace and Hope

Jul 7, 2010

Finding Solace

This month we have housed 37 residents in our safe house, including 23 young women and 14 children. We still need your support to keep providing a secure and peaceful place for our young women and their children. Two months ago, we reached our capacity and now there is a waiting list.

A recent arrival is Faith, who is 17 years old and lost her parents during the war in Sudan, when she was young. For several years, she bounced around to different protection units in the refugee camps. In the last year, when Faith received continuous threats of forced marriage from men in the camps, she decided to sell all of her belongings and came to Nairobi. Faith was supported by Heshima Kenya after living with a Sudanese-Rwandese family for couple months. Now that she has a safe and stable place to live she is actively engaging in our other education and case management programs.

For these young women, our safe house is a peaceful and safe space where they can dream and rebuild their lives. By donating to the Safe House Project, you are not just providing for their basic needs - shelter and food; you are giving them the security that has been taken away from them.

Thank you for your continued support!


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Heshima Kenya

Chicago, IL, United States

Project Leader

Anne Sweeney

Chicago, IL United States

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