Monthly Archives: May 2014

Why Girls Play Soccer May 30, 2014

For girls in Kibera, choosing to play soccer is not an easy decision.  Whereas it is normal for boys to be athletic and active, girls find it difficult to convince their families that sports are just as important for them.  …

Preventing Polio from Spreading to Kibera May 29, 2014

Health organizations worldwide treat even a single case of polio very seriously.  According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, “Most people infected with the polio virus have no signs of illness and are never aware they have been infected. For …

Your Health Is In Your Hands May 21, 2014

By: Yunus Mohammed, CFK Community Outreach Project Officer — Many people believe it’s impossible to keep living spaces clean, especially in Kibera, where household walls are often made of iron sheet or cardboard, and floors are often made of mud. …

Keeping the River Clean May 5, 2014

By: Suzanne Thomson, CFK Organizational Consultant — No matter where you go in Kibera, you are guaranteed to see lots of trash.  Trash piles high alongside the road, clogs roadside ditches, and gets tossed in the street.  It also flows …