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

Standing up for equality, justice and human dignity December 11, 2017

By Brooke Bauman , Communications Intern 2017 marks 70th year for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Seventy years ago on this day, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, Human Rights Day is recognized annually …

World AIDS Day 2017: Let’s End the Isolation, Stigmatization and Transmission of HIV December 1, 2017

Today, as you go about your day, you may come across a distinct fashion accessory: a red ribbon. While at first glance there may not be much to it, the ribbon symbolizes something profound: HIV awareness. Those who sport a …