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

Emergency in Kibera: Help Us Stop the Cholera Outbreak! May 15, 2015

Friends, we need your help! Currently, there is a severe outbreak of cholera in Kibera, with more and more cases surfacing throughout the community. There have been dozens of confirmed cases, with 5 resulting in death—and the number keeps climbing. …

Meet New CFK-Kenya Board Member, Karen Austrian May 13, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Fellowship Program Coordinator – Karen Austrian is no stranger to Carolina for Kibera. As the co-founder of its Daughters United program (Binti Pamoja), she has been involved with CFK since its inception. Now, after several …