Tag : health

Against All Odds: How Mercy Overcame Extreme Hardship to Attend University November 16, 2015

By: Elizabeth Muthoni, CFK-Kenya Intern — Mercy Atieno, a recent CFK scholarship recipient, recalls the exact moment she knew she wanted to work as a healthcare professional. While at church one Sunday, a woman came into church in need of …

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 …

Lunch and Learn at CFK’s Nutrition Center July 7, 2015

By: Courtney Schnefke, 2015 Peacock Fellow — Carolina for Kibera’s Lishe Bora Mtaani (“Good Nutrition for the Community”) Nutrition Center for malnourished children under 5 years old just passed its second birthday, and it’s making such an impact in the …

“Words Alone Cannot Express My Gratitude”: Laurine Otawa Has Completed Her Diploma Course! June 19, 2015

Earlier this year, we mentioned that Laurine Oloo Otawa, recipient of CFK’s Alan Cross Memorial Scholarship, had plans to graduate in December. Those plans, as Laurine told us recently, are officially set in stone! Laurine wrote to us earlier this …

An Athlete’s Focus: Seline’s Journey from Jump Roper to Straight-A Student June 4, 2015

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer — When first meeting Seline Anyango, CFK scholarship recipient, it is obvious that she is very diligent and serious about her studies. But there is certainly more to Seline, including a sharp wit, an …

Inveneo Donates 100 Tablets to CFK’s Health Department May 13, 2015

By: Nick Johnson, Communications and Fellowship Program Coordinator — Carolina for Kibera’s data collection methods are getting an upgrade! Earlier this week, 100 new Google Nexus 7 tablets arrived at CFK’s U.S. office in Chapel Hill. The donation came by …

Scoring for Sanitation, Part 2: Stella and Paul Reflect on Soccer and Hygiene April 8, 2015

Remember our blog post from last month about WASH United’s Challenge Cup soccer tournament? To refresh your memory, teams from Carolina for Kibera’s Sports Association traveled across Nairobi to play in a friendly tournament with other organizations. In the end, …