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Susan Mueni Is a Queen’s Young Leader! December 15, 2015

Susan Mueni is not one to back down from a challenge. When she heard from friends about the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, a one-year program that recognizes exceptional young leaders from countries of the British Commonwealth, she decided to apply …

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 …

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 …

Meet New CFK-Kenya Board Member, Karen Austrian May 13, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Fellowship Program Coordinator — Karen Austrian is no stranger to Carolina for Kibera. As the co-founder of its Daughters United program (Binti Pamoja), she has been involved with CFK since its inception. Now, after several …

Building Better Futures from the Ground Up February 27, 2015

Starting from scratch is never easy, especially when opening a business or any other income-generating enterprise. Rebeccah and Josephine, both small business owners in Kibera, learned this quickly after setting up shop in Kibera. Rebeccah – Mama Chapo Rebeccah grew …

Strengthening Health through Community Participation: Curamericas Global Visits Kibera February 5, 2015

[Note: a version of this article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of Grassroots, Curamericas Global’s print newsletter. You can find a link to that newsletter here.] For the past two years, Carolina for Kibera has partnered with Curamericas …

A Renewed Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities January 27, 2015

For the past 2 years, Carolina for Kibera has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) on a large-scale project to bring clean water straight to Kiberan families. The campaign, conducted by Community Health Workers (CHWs), reached thousands of people …

Staff Spotlight: Leann Bankoski, Executive Director November 11, 2014

By: Sophia Wilhelm, Communications Intern, and Nick Johnson, Staff Associate — When Leann Bankoski first learned of Carolina for Kibera, the organization was not hiring. In fact, everything was done by volunteers and members of the Board of Directors who …