RefuSHE is an organisation that provides healing, education, and empowerment for young refugee women and their children living in Nairobi, Kenya. Their award-winning holistic model provides short and long-term support through opportunities for refugee girls to access their human rights, experience economic success and skill development, and become leaders in their own communities.
Through shelter, education, and community outreach services, coupled with local resources and the refugee community, RefuSHE empowers this population to live healthy lives. By providing resources for long-term support, refugee girls and young women become catalysts for strengthening networks creating sustainable change within the local and global communities.
The programme as grown into a key part of RefuSHE’s holistic model. 70% of the 160 artisans who have been a part of the collective are economically independent.
RefuSHE’s social enterprise is a step in the journey toward independence and a new life after war and conflict. Members express themselves creatively while learning tangible skills that lead to self-sufficiency.
The women are constantly learning new making methods and implementing them in new product lines. They use shibori tie-dye techniques to create some beautiful fabrics, which are cut, tied, dyed, dried and sewn into products such as scarves, hair ties and bow ties.