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
First Week in Kibera June 13, 2013
[A bit of background: Every year, CFK selects undergraduate and/or graduate students for our Peacock Fellowship program. Candidates work with CFK staff for a full year in order to develop projects that they will later implement in Kibera. Upon their …
Paying It Forward: Creating Safe Spaces for Others June 10, 2013
By: Suzanne Thomson, Organizational Consultant, CFK Kenya; and Nick Johnson, CFK Staff Associate Kibera can be a dangerous place for adolescent girls. Routinely faced with gender-based threats and discrimination, it is incredibly important for young women to have a …