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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 …

Entrepreneurship Day July 30, 2014

By: Brandon Wong, 2014 Peacock Fellow — Everywhere you go in Kibera, there are businesses and their owners clamoring for customers’ attention.  They include everything from roadside shops that sell charcoal, shoes, or mandazi (Kenyan doughnuts), to barbershops, video game …

Wycliffe Takes Bronze in the 2014 World Jump Rope Competition! July 25, 2014

When Wycliffe performed the above routine at the 2014 World Championship Tournament & Camp, everyone was impressed — including the judges.  Out of a large pool of contestants, Wycliffe earned a 3rd-place medal! The four members of CFK’s jump rope …

A Day in the Life of a CFK Student Volunteer July 24, 2014

By: Brandon Wong, CFK 2014 Peacock Fellow — Every year, Carolina for Kibera sends students to Kibera to design and implement short-term projects alongside staff members.  Prospective volunteers go through a rigorous application process for the James and Florence Peacock …