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Staff Spotlight: Nick Johnson, Staff Associate October 8, 2014

Before Nick got an internship with Carolina for Kibera during his senior year at UNC in 2013, he knew relatively little about Kibera, Kenya, or even the continent of Africa. As a Global Studies major, Nick’s academic and travel experiences …

One Woman Saves Many Women: Spreading the Word About Cervical Cancer Screening in Kibera September 30, 2014

By: Mark Muasa, Head of CFK Health Services Department — Cancer doesn’t discriminate, and Joyce knows it. Ever since she discovered in February that she was at risk for developing cervical cancer because of a precancerous lesion on her cervix, …

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 Back, Salim! September 15, 2014

We are tremendously thankful to Salim Mohamed, CFK co-founder, for agreeing to serve as CFK-Kenya’s Interim Executive Director! Salim co-founded and led CFK for 8 years during a period well known for the speed and intensity of the organization’s growth.  …

Farewell, Hillary 

  When Hillary first joined CFK, no one anticipated just how strong his influence would be.  Hillary has been an innovative leader, dedicated teammate, and an inspiring mentor for our staff and the community members that CFK serves.  Though this …

Meet Kathleen McGinn, New CFK Board Member 

By: Sophia Wilhelm, Communications Intern — Dr. Kathleen McGinn, a professor at Harvard University’s prestigious business school, first met Rye Barcott while he was a graduate student pursuing his MBA.  Their conversations led her to learn much more about Carolina …

Beyond Small Businesses: Announcing the Work Readiness Program! September 8, 2014

It’s been close to 9 years since Carolina for Kibera launched Trash Is Cash (Taka ni Pato), a program designed to provide mentorship for entrepreneurs who see garbage as an economic resource for their businesses. Starting with trash collection services …

Staff Spotlight: Andrew Kerr, Director of Development August 11, 2014

By: Sophia Wilhelm, Communications Intern – When Andrew Kerr applied to work for Carolina for Kibera as its Director of Development, both parties quickly found out that he was a perfect fit. Andrew was drawn to Carolina for Kibera by …