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

Thinking Big: Richard’s Story March 31, 2014

It’s hard to believe that Richard, a CFK alumnus, could be any busier.  In addition to holding a job as a consultant and event planner, Richard is in his last year as a full-time university student studying economics and development, …

Teaching Healthy Habits to Young Girls March 24, 2014

By: Suzanne Thomson, CFK Organizational Consultant – They filed into the Tabitha Medical Clinic, one by one.  Quiet and shy, they crammed close to one another on the benches of the reception area and spoke softly to one another.  An …