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

Wycliffe Takes Bronze in the 2014 World Jump Rope Competition! July 25, 2014

When Wycliffe performed the above routine at the 2014 World Championship Tournament & Camp, everyone was impressed — including the judges.  Out of a large pool of contestants, Wycliffe earned a 3rd-place medal! The four members of CFK’s jump rope …

A Day in the Life of a CFK Student Volunteer July 24, 2014

By: Brandon Wong, CFK 2014 Peacock Fellow — Every year, Carolina for Kibera sends students to Kibera to design and implement short-term projects alongside staff members.  Prospective volunteers go through a rigorous application process for the James and Florence Peacock …