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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 …

“Let’s Move Forward” :: Francis’s History of Community Organizing 

Francis Odera seems to be everywhere, involved in everything.  As a resident of Kibera since 1994, he has seen the community grow and change, and as a volunteer with many programs, he has seen how different initiatives can make a …

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 …