On March 12, 2016, Kate Fletcher, Founder of Hekima Place, an Orphanage for Girls whose parents have died of AIDS, but who do not have AIDS or HIV themselves, was awarded the Zonta 2016 Women Who Make a Difference Award. A dinner in her honor was held at Easy Street in One Oxford Center. Kate spoke movingly about founding Hekima Place, a home for girls and about building a high school for those girls. She told the stories of several children who are typical of those she is able to help, and of their desire to help others. While grateful to Zonta Club of Pittsburgh, Kate is on a trip to the U.S. to raise $2,000,000 to build a high school so that “her” girls will not have to travel to local schools, but will remain close to home, in a safe and loving environment as long as possible.


Kate Fletcher 2016 visit

Kate Fletcher - 2016 visit