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CFK Welcomes US-Based Deputy Director, Shamecca Bryant February 16, 2017

2016 marked Carolina for Kibera’s 15th anniversary of providing community-driven programs that foster leadership and create opportunities in Kibera. In 2016, we celebrated our successes, looked toward the future, and acknowledged that there is so much yet to be done. …

#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: Lizz’s Photo Essay August 18, 2016

A few months ago, we published Cheryl’s photo essay, “Water in Kibera,” as part of our collaboration with ARTKIDS Foundation to teach photography skills to girls in our Binti Pamoja Girls Program. That essay explored in depth the blessings and …

An Interview with Hillary Omala, Former CFK Executive Director and Current Board Member August 10, 2016

Hillary Omala favors pursuits that keep him on his toes. Even when things are going well, the former CFK executive director—now a member of the board in Kenya—appreciates new challenges to work through and new perspectives to learn from. “Sometimes …

CFK Welcomes New Executive Director, Julian Rowa January 14, 2016

Friends and Colleagues: It’s hard for us to believe that 15 years have passed since we started Carolina For Kibera with our beloved partner, the late Tabitha Atieno Festo. The best parts of our journeys together have brought us deeper …

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 …

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 …

Making Learning Fun During Summer Vacation September 10, 2015

By: Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer — August marked the second official school vacation period in the Kenyan education calendar. For 4 weeks, students were happy to have a break after the last 3 months of strenuous classes. This presents …