Category: Community Reflections

Promoting Peace during Kenya’s Elections February 27, 2013

  By: Suzanne Thomson, Organizational Consultant, CFK Kenya On March 4th, Kenya will have its general elections.  This is the first general election since the now infamous 2007 election that erupted into violence.  It’s also the first one under the new …

Supported Vision and Dream in Kibera January 17, 2013

by Erick Owenga Moses Ojwang’ and Erick Owuor were a part of a very colorful graduation ceremony held at Moi Kasarani International Sport Centre. The two are among the 307 students who were awarded scholarships by Carolina for Kibera. The Education …

Reactions of Kiberans toward CFK November 16, 2012

By Erick Owenga KiberaWorldwide Carolina for Kibera has touched the lives of many people staying in the Kibera slum. The locals are proud of CFK for its noble work with the community. A random survey carried out by Kibera World …

Help in a time of need October 20, 2011

By Kibera Worldwide member Erick Owenga: Olympic, where the CFK office is located, is buzzing with activities. It’s around 1:30pm and staff members have just finished attending their monthly meeting at the hall. Two brothers, after playing along the path …

The Undeniable Reality August 9, 2011

Chasing the Mad Lion producer Beth-Ann Kutchma received this inspiring reflection from a reader of Rye Barcott’s book It Happened on the Way to War – quite a heartfelt review: “Reading your book was a moving experience for me in …

Social Insurance Done Kibera Style July 6, 2011

By Kevin Diao, CFK Intern When we think of social insurance, we think of government-sponsored benefits programs funded by taxpayers. In Kibera, however, the flavor is very different – much more personal and intimate. Besides that, its ramifications are more …

Cassanova With a Side Dish June 13, 2011

  From CFK Summer 2011 Fellow Chelsea Whittle: At most major events CFK sets up an outreach VCT center under the Sexual Reproductive Health Program. A VCT center (voluntary counseling and testing) is well-known in this part of the world …

Email, Education, and Inflation in Kibera May 27, 2011

From CFK Summer 2011 Fellow Kevin Diao:   Today, I traveled with Nick, one of the CFK “youth” (quotations, because youth in Kenya can refer to anyone from 5 years old to 30 years old – Nick is 23 years …