Posts By: Leann Bankoski

The Rain in Kibera April 2, 2015

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director This week marked my second month of a three-month stay in Kenya.  It feels as if I learn something new about the challenges and potential of the Kibera community every day. Sometimes the lessons …

We Rise or We Fall Together March 20, 2015

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director — In late January, I landed in Nairobi for a three-month stay.  Typically, when I visit Kenya, it’s only for 1-2 weeks, so the idea of being here for a full 3 months is …

Hand-Washing Is Child’s Play September 23, 2014

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director — Good health starts with good hygiene. And sometimes, the simplest solutions are the most effective—like washing your hands. For two years, CFK has been working with Ronald McDonald House Charities to improve the …

Welcome to New Program Officers, Sarah and Hellen June 10, 2011

We are thrilled to introduce to you our two new Daughters United (Binti Pamoja) Program Officers: Ms. Sarah Waithera and Ms. Hellen Onyango Ms. Sarah Waithera has been a Program Assistant and recently an Assistant Program Officer under the Binti …

UNC Law students support CFK January 27, 2011

When we talk about partnering with Carolina for Kibera, often people think about helping develop programs, working with poverty alleviation experts, and donating equipment. But what we’ve learned over the years it that there is strength in diversity and everyone …

First Aid in Kibera August 5, 2010

From CFK 2010 Fellow Cassie Ludwig: In my first weeks as an intern at CFK, a woman who had a failed attempt at an abortion called the Carolina for Kibera (CFK) office asking if staff members would help transport her …