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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.

Through Shannon’s Eyes……

I have so many thoughts racing in my head about our trip to Ethiopia and the Keziah House and wanted them to settle down a little before I wrote anything on paper. Problem is, my thoughts never settled down. They’ve become a mess of questions and … [Read more...]

Through Jenna’s Eyes….

It’s been one week since we made our journey home from Ethiopia, and after sleeping for several days I think I may be able to form a few thoughts about the trip. I learned quickly after arriving that I had come with a “hero” mentality. That I had … [Read more...]

Month Of Change 2017

A big thank you to all of you who took part in Month of Change. We couldn’t do this without you all and the great work you put into events like this. We truly enjoy this annual fundraiser! This year we raised over $4,000 in just one month using just … [Read more...]

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’s 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...]