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Strengthening Health through Community Participation: Curamericas Global Visits Kibera February 5, 2015

[Note: a version of this article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of Grassroots, Curamericas Global's print newsletter. You can find a link to that newsletter here.] For the past two years, Carolina for Kibera has partnered with Curamericas …

Building a Healthy Foundation for Children February 2, 2015

By: Madison Hayes, CFK Intern, American University — Nutrition can make a huge difference in a child’s health. In Kibera, where preventable diseases like severe diarrhea are common, having a strong developmental foundation through nutrition is an essential aspect of …

A Renewed Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities January 27, 2015

For the past 2 years, Carolina for Kibera has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) on a large-scale project to bring clean water straight to Kiberan families. The campaign, conducted by Community Health Workers (CHWs), reached thousands of people …

The CFK Sprinters Made National News — Twice! January 22, 2015

It’s not every day you make Kenya National News! To close out 2014, the CFK Sprinters were featured not once but twice in short news clips on some of Kenya’s most popular TV broadcast networks. (You can find both below, …

“Passion Is My Driving Force”: An Update on Laurine and John, Scholarship Recipients January 13, 2015

It’s been awhile since we last heard from the first recipients of Carolina for Kibera’s Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship, Laurine Oloo Otawa and Antony John Mwaura. The new year encouraged CFK staff to reach out to Laurine and John to …

The Will to Learn 

When Humphrey Luora is faced with difficult decisions, he reflects on a mantra his father often repeated as he was growing up. “My father always said, ‘No education, no life.’” That phrase has informed Humphrey’s life in a huge way, …

Staff Spotlight: Leann Bankoski, Executive Director November 11, 2014

By: Sophia Wilhelm, Communications Intern, and Nick Johnson, Staff Associate — When Leann Bankoski first learned of Carolina for Kibera, the organization was not hiring. In fact, everything was done by volunteers and members of the Board of Directors who …

Responding to the Community’s Needs, No Matter What November 10, 2014

Carolina for Kibera has always been an organization by Kiberans for Kiberans. When the community expresses a need, CFK responds to that need. When a community member seeks support, our staff connects them with resources. We have a wide range …