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Heshimya Kenya and the Maisha collective continue to do cutting edge, vitally important work. Their commitment to growth and expansion can be seen through these programs, and their expansion to include more young women and to support continued engagement with graduates of the Maisha program is exciting and invaluable in the struggle to provide meaningful, long-lasting, and innovative responses to refugees.

I spent a very short period interning for Heshima Kenya in 2011. This organization was amazing then - an inspiration that has continued to motivate my own understanding of change and positive engagement with difficult and flawed circumstance. Seeing how Heshima Kenya continues to grow with diversification of projects and ideas while continuing to maintain the the focus and dedication to each young woman that comes through the doors is truly wonderful. I look forward to seeing how the organization continues to grow in the coming years!