Category: Staff

Panel Event – Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership March 26, 2018

Thursday, April 5th 6:00 – 7:00 pm Pleasants Family Room Wilson Library @ UNC Click here for event flyer. Across Africa, women and girls are more likely to face some of the world’s most urgent challenges which can often prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Within informal settlements like Kibera …

CFK’s Mercy Owuor speaks at UN Headquarters in New York March 13, 2018

Mercy Owuor, the Head of Research, Policy and Development at CFK, was invited to serve as a panelist and speaker at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women event session at UN Headquarters in New York, NY. This was a …

Hillary Omala: New Kenya-based Executive Director September 18, 2017

We are excited to announce longtime community leader and nonprofit champion, Hillary Omala, will serve as the new executive director for our Kenya office. He previously served as executive director for CFK from 2011-2014. “We are thrilled that Hillary Omala …

Sole Support Two Feet at a Time August 10, 2017

Thousands of children in Kibera now have a brand new pair of shoes on their feet, some for the first time, thanks to an on-going partnership with TOMS Shoes. Designed to complement our health, educational, and economic development programs, TOMS …

CFK Welcomes US-Based Deputy Director, Shamecca Bryant February 16, 2017

2016 marked Carolina for Kibera’s 15th anniversary of providing community-driven programs that foster leadership and create opportunities in Kibera. In 2016, we celebrated our successes, looked toward the future, and acknowledged that there is so much yet to be done. …

Home Visits with Esther November 27, 2016

By: Micaela Arneson, CFK Peacock Fellow — Recently I had the opportunity to tag along on a couple of “home visits” with Esther, one of the nutritionists at Carolina for Kibera’s Lishe Bora Mtaani Nutrition Center. Our destination was Gatwekera, …

Meet Andrew Kiptum, Our New Monitoring & Evaluation Officer November 14, 2016

Andrew Kiptum doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to measuring Carolina for Kibera’s impact. When you’re talking to community members, he explains, “The numbers don’t mean anything by themselves sometimes. You have to show the community how what …

Corporate Meets Development: Julian Rowa’s First 6 Weeks at CFK February 11, 2016

By: Julian Rowa, CFK Executive Director It’s been 6 weeks since I joined Carolina for Kibera as Executive Director. So far, I am thrilled by the work being done in the community and am eager to bring some of my …