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The Keziah Project

When you meet these women, you are instantly struck by their youth and the depth of the lives they have lived. These young women have journeyed so far to get to this place. Many have had innocence stolen from them. They have lived on the streets. They have lived as prostitutes to have enough money for food. They have been hurt and sadly expect to be hurt again. Many of these girls haven't felt the love and support of a family for a long time. When they come into The Keziah House they are instantly met by a staff who will invest in the rest of their lives, exposing them to an irreplaceable community. They have counseling to deal with their pain. They have accredited schooling paid for with 100% job placement upon graduation. At The Keziah House they have a safe home with their own bed, clothes, food, access to health care, clean water, and time to heal. The women live at The Keziah House for about nine months. Upon graduation they receive an apartment with the furniture they need along with three months of financial assistance. These are not apartments like the United States would picture, but our women feel proud as they head into their new lives. The day they walk into the Keziah House we are family, all learning to understand our full worth in Jesus. For this entire process it costs $2,500 for each woman. This includes everything they experience at the Keziah House and their start into their new life. For questions please contact us here.

Forget The Frock!

I got to chat with the folks from Forget The Frock. You can read about it here. We love our partnership with them each year for Forget The Frock!! … [Read more...]

Taking Time To Breath

Our current Keziah class got to enjoy a little break away from the Keziah House today. They got to have lunch at Bishoftu. They took time to laugh, relax, and enjoy the beauty around them. It's because of private donors like you, that these … [Read more...]

Update on Keziah Class 6

The 6th Keziah class is starting to hit the final stretch, with less than two months to go, the women are comfortable with their routines and new lifestyles. They are working hard each day in individual therapy as well as group therapy. Six of the … [Read more...]

Helen’s Joy

If you were to run into Helen today, you would probably catch nothing but smiles from her. But the joy that fills her eyes now was once clouded by anger and shame. Four years ago, Helen got married and gave birth to a little boy. As time wore on, … [Read more...]

Living in Harmony

When women enter the Keziah House, they are society’s outcasts; many of them struggle maintaining healthy relationships with family. Consequently, living together in a house with 15 to 25 other women can be a challenge. However, they grow to love and … [Read more...]

Baking for Freedom

Annelise Wiens never considered herself to be a person with applicable job skills. "I have wrestled with this for much of my teenage and adult life," Annelise says. "I have always loved to bake, and have enjoyed using that to brighten people's … [Read more...]

Hermela & Hareg Get New Life

Hermela and Hareg are two of our graduates from the 4th Keziah Class. Originally, they came from a region of Ethiopia where religion is strictly followed; the rules were oppressive and left no room for grace or mercy. Consequently, when Hermela and … [Read more...]

Update on Eyerusalem

Last time we checked in with Eyerusalem, she had just given birth to Yididay, her beautiful young girl. Eyerusalem has now left the Keziah House and moved in with her grandmother. Eyes That See is helping to cover the cost of food items and other … [Read more...]

Liberty and Justice for All

We hope this weekend that you had your fill of apple pie, brats, burgers, and “merica” memes. All the festivities aside, it’s a great time to remember that we are a people who are created equal, and we are fortunate enough to celebrate that reality … [Read more...]

New Beginnings…..

Next week is the graduation of 22 young women. When we hear graduation, we think of a party being thrown and and a transition into a new season. At the Keziah project, there will be a party thrown and there is a transition, it is just so much … [Read more...]