Posts By: Carolina For Kibera

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 …

Inveneo Donates 100 Tablets to CFK’s Health Department 

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Fellowship Program Coordinator – Carolina for Kibera’s data collection methods are getting an upgrade! Earlier this week, 100 new Google Nexus 7 tablets arrived at CFK’s U.S. office in Chapel Hill. The donation came by …

Friendly Competition: The CFK Sprinters Compete Amongst Themselves 

By: Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Program Officer – Over the past couple of years, you’ve heard all about the CFK Sprinters’ competitions in Kenya, East Africa, and the U.S. But the Sprinters don’t stop there—to challenge and motivate each other, …

After Graduation, Baraza Goes After His Dream May 4, 2015

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Intern, American University — CFK Education Program Officer, Jeffrey Okoro, and I approach the imposing structure of Equity Bank, which juts into the Kibera sky between the tin roofs of vegetable stands and metal shops. It’s …

Grabbing the Opportunity: Maurine Atieno Opiyo April 30, 2015

By: Stella Sigana, Head of CFK’s Economic and Entrepreneurship Department Maurine learned early on that when a good opportunity presents itself, you ought to take it. Now one of the first members of CFK’s new Work Readiness Program to find …

Life-Changing Impact: CFK Supporter, Matt Grespin, Reflects on His Visit to Kibera April 14, 2015

Spring is a time as good as any to reflect on the unpredictable twists and turns that have shaped us and how we see the world. It occurs to me that there are a few formative experiences in all of …

Scoring for Sanitation, Part 2: Stella and Paul Reflect on Soccer and Hygiene April 8, 2015

Remember our blog post from last month about WASH United’s Challenge Cup soccer tournament? To refresh your memory, teams from Carolina for Kibera’s Sports Association traveled across Nairobi to play in a friendly tournament with other organizations. In the end, …