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Interview with CFK Volunteer Liz Hall October 8, 2013

Liz volunteered in Kibera during the summer of 2009. She worked with Taka ni Pato (Trash is Cash), a community-managed solid waste management and recycling program. She worked with women’s and youth groups specifically to create small businesses that reuse …

The CFK Sprinters: New Uniforms, New Inspiration July 9, 2013

The members of the Carolina for Kibera (CFK) Jump Rope Team, the CFK Sprinters, could barely contain their excitement when they heard from their coach, David, that the much-anticipated uniforms had finally arrived. The team was so happy that they …

Crossing Gender Lines for Children’s Health 

Photos and Story by: Caitlin Kleiboer, 2013 CFK Peacock Fellow — A few weeks ago, several community health workers and I gathered in a room on the top floor of Carolina for Kibera’s Tabitha Medical Clinic.  Men and women came …

UNC Nursing Student & CFK Intern Lisandro Reflects on What It Means to Volunteer 

By: Kai Schwartz, CFK 2013 Peacock Fellow, and Nick Johnson, CFK Staff Associate — A perk of being affiliated with prestigious universities like the University of North Carolina and Duke University is having access to a pool of students interested …

John’s Admission to College June 27, 2013

Text by: Nick Johnson, CFK Staff Associate Photos by: Caitlin Kleiboer, CFK 2013 Peacock Fellow — It’s been almost a year since we first introduced the recipients of CFK’s new Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship.  Named in honor of our late …

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 …

Thank You, RTI International! June 6, 2013

It’s always a good day when you open your email and find out that you are being awarded $5,000, especially when you and the donor share many things in common! CFK would like to extend special thanks to RTI International …