Tag : poverty

Playing for Peace August 11, 2017

“Sport has a unique and irreplaceable capacity to unite people, going far beyond ethnic, religious or social differences. I am convinced that sport can be at the long-term service of peace.”  – H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco. Kibera was …

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, …

How Bernice Links Design & Social Change October 3, 2016

Bernice knows that to make change, you must approach a problem from all angles. The problem she has always been compelled to solve is how to advocate for the rights of adolescent girls. When we interviewed Bernice—Bancy for short—in our …

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 …

“I Can Be Anything I Want in the Future”: Joshua Ong’eta’s Journey through School—and Beyond July 7, 2015

By: Scott Weathers, CFK Intern, American University — Many aspects of life in Kibera—both the awful and hopeful—are often said to be tied to good or bad luck. As described by Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, people in …

Life-Changing Impact: CFK Supporter, Matt Grespin, Reflects on His Visit to Kibera April 14, 2015

Spring is a time as good as any to reflect on the unpredictable twists and turns that have shaped us and how we see the world. It occurs to me that there are a few formative experiences in all of …

The Rain in Kibera April 2, 2015

By: Leann Bankoski, CFK Executive Director This week marked my second month of a three-month stay in Kenya.  It feels as if I learn something new about the challenges and potential of the Kibera community every day. Sometimes the lessons …