Carolina for Kibera exists to develop local leaders,
catalyze positive change and alleviate poverty in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi.

A Different Approach

Poverty can shape whole communities for generations. The best strategies for combating its effects and progressing into a better future must come from within the community itself.

Carolina For Kibera believes that the residents of Kibera are true development experts. Its ambitious young people have resounding hope and remarkable creativity. They have the talent and initiative to create real, sustainable change. Oftentimes all they need are the resources and some support network to help their ideas thrive.

Recent Blog Entries

Panel Event – Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership March 26, 2018

Thursday, April 5th 6:00 – 7:00 pm Pleasants Family Room Wilson Library @ UNC Click here for event flyer. Across Africa, women and girls are more likely to face some of the world’s most urgent challenges which can often prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Within informal settlements like Kibera …

Ensuring Access to Clean Drinking Water March 21, 2018

By Patrick Kelly, Communications Intern Despite water being the most abundant resource on the planet, it is estimated 1.8 billion people drink from unsafe or insufficient water sources. The number reflects almost all the residents of Kibera who drink from …