Girls in Kenya Send Hugs to Shoes by Shaherazad

  • By Shaherazad Umbreen

Girls in Kenya Send Hugs to Shoes by Shaherazad

Shoes by Shaherazad was launched almost 4 years ago with the sole purpose of empowering women and girls to work their way out of poverty and live happy lives.  In 2019, millions of females around the globe still live in extreme poverty.  This cannot be how we expect the future world to be.

When my brand was set up I looked for projects to partner with who were genuinely empowering women to lift themselves out of poverty.  One of the first projects to be selected was Nyanza Initiative for Girls' Education & Empowerment.

Nyanza Initiative for Girls' Education and Empowerment envisions a society and a future of self-determining and self-reliant girls and women.  That is, giving girls the opportunity to sustain themselves for life through the power of education and vocational skills.

Here what the girls' had to say this week when we made our latest donation:

"It all started as a Partnership 4 years ago but today it's a friendship that has transformed lives of many girls across Western Kenya! Shoes by Shaherazad learnt about NIGEE through our partner GlobalGiving in 2016. This Partnership started with donation of six sewing machines to supporting meals for children of teen mothers attending vocational training then supporting girls in Kuria to access quality secondary education as a strategy to delay child marriage and FGC/M and now contributing to ensure that girls have a home and a safe spaces at the Girls Empowerment Centre to enhance their learning and innovation.

Sewing Room for Girls

Today, NIGEE girls share with the world their real life experiences on how GOOD DEED HEELS are transforming their lives in rural and urban areas of Kenya. We are very grateful to our loving and caring mother Shaherazad Umbreen, the Founder of Shoes by Shaherazad for always believing in the girl's power!" 

Today, the school continues to grow in strength and impact.  A new building has been built to improve the number of girls who can access education and the facilities for lifelong learning are much improved.  

Shoes by Shaherazad is extremely proud and happy to be a small part of the journey of NIGEE thanks to the profits of shoes sold from  100% of profits are donated to causes like this one so a huge thank you must go to our customers. 

Ladies, together we are doing good deeds!

Solidarity by Shaherazad


Much Love,


Shoe Empowerment Officer



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