Category: Outreach

A Fellow’s Reflections on Kibera February 23, 2018

Last fall, 2017 James and Florence Peacock Fellow Jeff Walker, spent eight weeks with our nutrition and community wellness team on the ground in Kibera. As a graduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, Jeff was very …

It Takes a Village October 2, 2017

Mothers in Kibera face many obstacles in breastfeeding. Cultural stigmatization, a lack of information regarding health benefits, and the absence of equipment and facilities all impede this vital aspect of nutritional development, and by extension, family and community well-being. Our …

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 …

Thank You, G.E.! April 19, 2016

At Carolina for Kibera, we love receiving visitors. Showing people our work in the Kibera community firsthand is one of the most rewarding experiences for many reasons. It changes hearts and minds, it puts a face to the place, and …

An Occupational Therapy Student’s Encounter with Kibera August 17, 2015

[Editor’s Note: As you will read, CFK welcomed 4 Occupational Therapy students and their professor to Kibera in June to conduct a needs and environment survey for people living with disabilities in Kibera. The project was a huge success and …

Emergency in Kibera: Help Us Stop the Cholera Outbreak! May 15, 2015

Friends, we need your help! Currently, there is a severe outbreak of cholera in Kibera, with more and more cases surfacing throughout the community. There have been dozens of confirmed cases, with 5 resulting in death—and the number keeps climbing. …

Friendly Competition: The CFK Sprinters Compete Amongst Themselves May 13, 2015

By: Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Program Officer — Over the past couple of years, you’ve heard all about the CFK Sprinters’ competitions in Kenya, East Africa, and the U.S. But the Sprinters don’t stop there—to challenge and motivate each other, …

From Hospital to Household March 12, 2015

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 …