Posts By: Carolina For Kibera

Lunch and Learn at CFK’s Nutrition Center July 7, 2015

By: Courtney Schnefke, 2015 Peacock Fellow — Carolina for Kibera’s Lishe Bora Mtaani (“Good Nutrition for the Community”) Nutrition Center for malnourished children under 5 years old just passed its second birthday, and it’s making such an impact in the …

“I Can Be Anything I Want in the Future”: Joshua Ong’eta’s Journey through School—and Beyond 

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Intern, American University — Many aspects of life in Kibera—both the awful and hopeful—are often said to be tied to good or bad luck. As described by Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, people in …

An Athlete’s Focus: Seline’s Journey from Jump Roper to Straight-A Student June 4, 2015

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer – When first meeting Seline Anyango, CFK scholarship recipient, it is obvious that she is very diligent and serious about her studies. But there is certainly more to Seline, including a sharp wit, an …

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 …