Carolina for Kibera exists to develop local leaders,
catalyze positive change and alleviate poverty in the Kibera slum of Nairobi.

A Different Approach

Poverty can shape whole communities for generations. The best strategies for combating its effects and progressing into a better future must come from within the community itself.

Carolina For Kibera believes that the residents of Kibera are true development experts. Its ambitious young people have resounding hope and remarkable creativity. They have the talent and initiative to create real, sustainable change. Oftentimes all they need are the resources and some support network to help their ideas thrive.

Our sixty full and part-time Kenyan staff runs programs reaching more than 55,000 residents every year. CFK provides opportunities to make the community’s best hopes for its future a reality.

Recent Blog Entries

Staff Reflection: Putting Community at the Forefront of Scholarship September 7, 2016

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer — This is the entrance to Olympic Primary School. It is arguably the most noteworthy school in Kibera, not only for its towering structure but also for the numerous academic accolades it has won …

The Power of a Camera: Lizz’s Photo Essay August 18, 2016

A few months ago, we published Cheryl’s photo essay, “Water in Kibera,” as part of our collaboration with ARTKIDS Foundation to teach photography skills to girls in our Binti Pamoja Girls Program. That essay explored in depth the blessings and …