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Heshima Kenya will celebrate its 10 years of impact in the lives of refugee girls and young women with their annual Fashion Challenge on Thursday, April 12 at the Chicago Cultural Center.  This Project Runway inspired fashion show highlights their social enterprise, the Maisha Collective. This program fosters leadership and business skills through the design and production of hand-dyed fabrics and scarves. 

Emcee: Tanja Babich, ABC 7 Chicago's Eyewitness News in the Morning


For a sneak peek, watch our video recap of the 2017 Fashion Challenge:

Please contact for information on partnership and sponsorship opportunities.

This event is made possible by our incredible supporters:

Event Chair: Kristen Field 

Fashion Director: Nena Ivon

Event Planner: Stephanie Juckem

Host Committee: Jailan Adly, Trayce Biancalana, Walt Eckenhoff, Chris & Scott Gordon, Bridget Halanski, Sheila King, Shermin & Stuart Kruse, Daphne Ortiz, Anne Ream, Natalia Sanfratello, Sally Schwartz, Brian Smith,  Alyssa Wright, and Britt Yackey

Influencers: Julia Daoud, Simply Jules; Monika Dixon, Monika Dixon PR; Aimara Mayorca, Ways of Style; Ceta Walters, Clark and Stone; and Jennifer Worman, Red Soles and Red Wine 

Planning Committee: Anna Bayaraa, Ariana Erickson, Anissa Hajaree, Colette Henderson, Jaime Klaus, Amanda Lester, Leticia Quinones, Alisa Roadcup, Shruti Sharma, Megan Sidhu, Mesilla Smith, Kavita Sood, and Lucy Yeatman