It's beginning to be that time of year again! The weather is changing and pretty soon the leaves will be falling. We've spent the last couple of days getting out our sweaters, putting on our booties, and changing our coffee orders from iced to hot! Fall is approaching. AND we have the perfect fall accessory to share with you!
These beautiful scarves are hand-dyed by the wonderful ladies in the Maisha Collective, the social enterprise component of the non-profit Heshima Kenya. You can find scarves of all unique color variations and styles! You will find a beautiful statement piece when you shop Heshima Kenya's selection, but let me tell you a little bit about the story behind this amazing brand.
Heshima Kenya is a non-profit organization with a holistic model of refugee protection for women and children from all over East Africa. Many of the young girls Heshima Kenya serves are already mothers, typically as a result of sexual violence and abuse that they have experienced. Through Heshima Kenya's innovative programs, these refugee girls are provided shelter, medical care, education and the opportunity to create income for themselves through the Maisha Collective. About 70% of the 57 artisans in the Maisha Collective have had no formal education prior to joining Heshima Kenya. Through this organization, young refugee women (ages 13-23) gain business and vocational skills that ultimately prepare them for their independent lives that lies ahead for each of them.