Category: Taka ni Pato

Keeping the River Clean May 5, 2014

By: Suzanne Thomson, CFK Organizational Consultant — No matter where you go in Kibera, you are guaranteed to see lots of trash.  Trash piles high alongside the road, clogs roadside ditches, and gets tossed in the street.  It also flows …

My Day with Daniel November 8, 2013

By: Nick Johnson, CFK Staff Associate — Walking around Kibera is treacherous and tough, both physically and mentally. Physically, it’s almost an athletic feat.  To get from here to there, you have to focus on your footing as you jump …

Interview with CFK Volunteer Liz Hall October 8, 2013

Liz volunteered in Kibera during the summer of 2009. She worked with Taka ni Pato (Trash is Cash), a community-managed solid waste management and recycling program. She worked with women’s and youth groups specifically to create small businesses that reuse …

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 …

Talent exposure at Trade Show October 30, 2012

The Nairobi International Trade Show, Kenya’s largest exhibition that brings together entrepreneurs and innovation from across the globe, took place October 1st through October 7th, and some select groups from CFK’s Taka Ni Pato program were chosen by the Ministry …

Fueling Kibera August 17, 2012

Takachar: Partnership with MIT students holds promise for healthy, affordable, sustainable fuel in Kibera by Jeffrey Okoro, Administrative Assistant “Takachar” is combination of Swahili and English words. Taka is a Swahili word meaning waste and Char, a solid material that …