Hekima Place is a home in Kenya for girls orphaned primarily by HIV/AIDS. The name “Hekima” was chosen for its Kiswahili meaning: Wisdom. Founded in 2005 by U. S. native Kate Fletcher, the home opened with just 10 girls but has grown to 60 members of the Hekima Place family. The girls are given a loving, faith-based home with nutritious meals, health care, and, very importantly, an education to enable them to succeed on their own once their schooling is completed.
At Hekima Place, each girl lives with a loving Kenyan staff member called "mum" – growing within a faith-based "family" with "sisters" (other orphaned girls) as companions and workmates.
For more information, visit our website at www.hekimaplace.org