RefuSHE Organization


Through their extensive work with refugee communities in East Africa, co-founders Anne Sweeney and Talyn Good saw that the most vulnerable refugees—separated and orphaned girls and young women—often fell through the gaps of protection and became invisible. Understanding the risk of exploitation and abuse facing refugee girls in Kenya and in their home countries, Anne and Talyn took action. They created a one-of-a-kind community for young, refugee women to learn, grow, and become leaders in their own right.

In 2008, Anne and Talyn founded RefuSHE as an innovative solution within the global refugee crisis—an organization built on the principle that every young woman deserves opportunity.

Over a decade later, RefuSHE has served thousands of women, girls, children, and infants through our holistic model. They are the first and only organization dedicated to refugee girls in Kenya. RefuSHE's programs have grown alongside the young women they serve, ensuring that their organization is designed for and about Kenyan women.