Tag : community health

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 …

Hillary Omala: New Kenya-based Executive Director September 18, 2017

We are excited to announce longtime community leader and nonprofit champion, Hillary Omala, will serve as the new executive director for our Kenya office. He previously served as executive director for CFK from 2011-2014. “We are thrilled that Hillary Omala …

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 …

A Leader’s Path: UNC Chancellor Carol Folt visits Kibera August 9, 2017

This past June, we had the great pleasure of hosting UNC Chancellor Carol Folt while she explored global opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa. Traveling to both Zambia and Malawi, Chancellor Folt made her last stop on the continent in Nairobi, Kenya, …

#CleanHandsSaveLives November 21, 2016

Sometimes it’s the simple fixes – like washing your hands – that help keep you and your neighbors healthy. This is true in the United States, and it is just as true in Kibera. As CFK Community Health Project Officer, …

The Power of a Camera: Cheryl’s Photo Essay April 13, 2016

“What happens when girls are empowered to speak for themselves?” This was the central question underlying CFK’s recent collaboration with ARTKIDS Foundation to teach photography classes to girls in our Daughters United program. (You can find more information on 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 …

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 …