Eric and Tracey Hagman moved to Kenya in 2002 along with their two young boys, Sam and Simon, and founded Heshima in 2008. Heshima has humble beginnings with six children, and each step of growth has been possible only through God’s provision.
Simon was born at 22 weeks; 4 months premature. He sustained multiple heart attacks during the first year of his life and is a testimony of God’s healing. Eric and Tracey have a passion to provide dignity for families that otherwise are treated with disdain because of their disabilities. God has done great miracles in Simon’s life and there would be no Heshima without him.
Eric and Tracey continue to work as the Directors, and Simon works alongside them as the Heshima pastor. Sam graduated from medical school in 2018 and hopes to return overseas someday to practice pediatrics.