Heshima Kenya





Heshima Kenya

Founded in 2007, Heshima ("Respect, honor and dignity") is the first organization in Kenya dedicated to identifying and protecting separated and orphaned refugee children. It provides shelter, education and comprehensive social services, and works to enable and empower the children to live healthy lives and become catalysts for positive change in their communities.


Girls Empowerment Project

Purpose: To build the long-term self-sufficiency of unaccompanied refugee girls in Nairobi by providing case-management services, basic education, life-skills training, vocational training, financial literacy and income generation through a cooperative.

Project Grant Amount $30,000
Total Grants Received $271,462
Years Supported 6
Theme Girl Effect, Sexual Health and Rights
Population Served Adolescent girls, Refugees and IDPs