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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 …

Bright, Ambitious, and Headed to High School March 12, 2015

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Volunteer Last month, 25 Kibera students were awarded high school scholarships after an intense application process. With 110 students applying this year, CFK’s scholarship process was almost as competitive as undergraduate admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill, where …

From Hospital to Household 

By: Mark Muasa, Head of Health Services Department, and Yunus Mohammed, Community Outreach Project Officer In Kibera, it’s a no-brainer that lacking access to adequate healthcare can be life-threatening—and for young mothers, women of childbearing age, and children younger than …

Scoring for Sanitation: CFK Soccer Teams Participate in WASH United’s Challenge Cup 

By: Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Program Officer Want to know a secret about working with youth? They are some of the best advocates for positive change in a community like Kibera. But to get them engaged, you first have to …

Building Better Futures from the Ground Up February 27, 2015

Starting from scratch is never easy, especially when opening a business or any other income-generating enterprise. Rebeccah and Josephine, both small business owners in Kibera, learned this quickly after setting up shop in Kibera. Rebeccah – Mama Chapo Rebeccah grew …

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 …