RefuSHE is protecting, nurturing, & empowering refugee girls and their children.
They are a healing community for refugee girls, providing the nurturing space for them to blossom into their full potential.
RefuSHE is the first and only organization of its kind.
Through their extensive work with refugee communities in East Africa, co-founders Anne Sweeney & Talyn Good saw that the most vulnerable refugees – separated and orphaned girls and young women – often fell through the gaps of protection and became invisible. Understanding the risk of exploitation and abuse facing refugee girls in Kenya and in their home countries, Anne & Talyn wanted to take action. They set out to create a one-of-a-kind community for young, refugee women to learn, grow, and become leaders in their own right.
In 2008, they launched RefuSHE, then Heshima Kenya, in that vision. Anne & Talyn founded RefuSHE as an innovative solution within the global refugee crisis – an organization built on the principle that every young woman deserves opportunity.
Over a decade later, RefuSHE has served thousands of women, girls, children, and infants. They are the first and only organization dedicated to refugee girls in Kenya. RefuSHE's programs have grown alongside the young women they serve, ensuring that their organization is for and by them.We have a wide range of RefuSHE scarves and clothing available - RefuSHE invest 100% of their profit into supporting the girls in their communities.