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The Maisha Collective, an income-generating project of Heshima Kenya, empowers refugee girls and young women from DR Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Burundi with economic opportunities to rebuild their lives with peace and dignity. By managing a business collective that designs and produces a line of unique hand-dyed scarves, participants gain life-long business and marketing skills that develop their confidence and prepare them for future independence. The power of purchase inspires their journey to support, empower, and ultimately protect other young refugee women.

All profits are funneled directly back to members of the Maisha Collective in the form of monthly stipends. These scholarships support members’ ongoing participation in Heshima Kenya's education and shelter programs, Managing money teaches members of the Collective the valuable skills of budgeting and saving.  

If you are in Chicago area you are welcome to stop by our Ravenswood storefront location to view the Maisha Line in its entirety. We are located at 4917 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago Il, 60615.

Or check out our online shop on Etsy.  

**All Maisha Collective business is conducted in a transparent and accountable manner, and cultural identity is respected. Furthermore, Heshima Kenya supports safe working conditions free of child labor.**