Category: Reproductive Health

Because Strong Girls Make Strong Communities October 11, 2017

Today, October 11, is recognized by the UN as International Day of the Girl Child in honor of women who are affected daily by inequalities. On this day, we are called to not only draw attention to the issues that …

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 …

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 …

A Strong Voice for Kiberans November 10, 2016

Jeff Mogire got his start in radio by happenstance. Through his participation in CFK’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) program, Jeff was offered a slot during the program’s show at nearby radio station, Pamoja FM. It was his first time …

How Bernice Links Design & Social Change October 3, 2016

Bernice knows that to make change, you must approach a problem from all angles. The problem she has always been compelled to solve is how to advocate for the rights of adolescent girls. When we interviewed Bernice—Bancy for short—in our …

Bentado’s Clever Plan September 10, 2015

In a community where health misinformation is common, spreading the truth requires a lot of quick thinking and problem solving. And sometimes, quick thinking can save lives and prevent disease. Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) working with Carolina for Kibera can …

The First Ultrasound in Kibera August 3, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, CFK Communications Coordinator Many of us are familiar with the image: a pregnant woman lying down, her belly exposed, a doctor moving a wand across her skin. They both watch a monitor that shows a vague, black-and-white …