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
Soccer: Connecting Global with Local May 6, 2013
By: Nick Johnson, CFK Communications Intern — It’s that time of year again—Carolina for Kibera’s soccer leagues are getting started, and it is obvious that players are excited! For the last few weeks, Kiberan youth have been preparing on and …
Sophia’s Extraordinary Jump Rope Skills May 2, 2013
By: Nick Johnson, CFK Communications Intern — “Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.” In Kibera, entrepreneurs have great ideas, but do not have the funds to explore them. Potential students often lack access to affordable education that could foster …