The 2011 Heshima Fashion Challenge for a Good Cause!

Nearly 100,000 refugees live in Kenya and are forced to live daily with rape, abuse, forced marriage, and HIV. These victims often have nothing to turn to and little hope for a future. Chicago-based organization Heshima Kenya made it’s mission to to make a change and provide refugee minors with shelter, medical care, counseling, and emotional support. A division of Heshima Kenya is the Maisha (in Swahili means “Life”) Collective – an income-generating project of Heshima Kenya that empowers refugee girls to mange a business collective that designs and produces a lines of hand-dyed scarves.