Experience the resilience of our staff, beneficiaries, and community

2020
ANNUAL REPORT

Informal communities are highly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic.

CFK'S COVID-19 RESPONSE

The communities we work with drive our efforts and inspire our work.

STORIES OF PROGRESS

350,000 live in an over-crowded
square mile in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

In this crowded community, residents struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle due to lack of access to quality healthcare, proper nutrition, and poor sanitation, leaving residents susceptible to a variety of diseases.

Gender inequality, limited access to education, unemployment, drugs, and substance abuse further impede individual and community progress.

In the largest informal settlement in Africa, residents struggle with limited access to resources and live with an increased risk of disease.

Our Mission

Carolina for Kibera exists to develop local leaders, catalyze positive change, and alleviate poverty in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. We combine public service with responsible research to inform and assist participatory development in Kibera and other informal settlements globally.

Primary Healthcare

Providing quality, affordable care through a truly holistic approach to support people at all stages of life.

Education & Livelihoods

Offering educational and work readiness services to invest in young leaders and help them secure employment.

Girls Empowerment

Creating a space for girls to hone their mentorship and advocacy skills that allow them to grow and thrive.

Take Action.

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Hundreds of thousands of people.
One crowded square mile.
Limited access to resources.

With your help, we’re
making an impact.

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girls served by the
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children under five
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youth served by sports and education programs

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students received
high school
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Numbers are based on cumulative impact data (2001-2019).

Stories of Progress.

The latest from CFK.

Celebrating the 2020 Angaza Scholarship Graduates
This year, CFK celebrated a milestone as 89% of the 2020 graduating class of Angaza Scholars excelled in the KSCE exam with university-qualifying grades. A few graduates discussed their future plans and the experiences they had through the Angaza Project.
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Managing Menstrual Hygiene & Addressing Menstrual Shame
Educating young people on proper menstrual hygiene management is the first step in addressing misinformation and menstrual shame. On this year's Menstrual Hygiene Day, CFK led open discussions with adolescent girls and young women and distributed critical sanitary products.
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CFK Executive Director Hillary Omala on NTV Kenya
Hillary Omala Represents Informal Settlements on NTV Kenya Panel
CFK executive director, Hillary Omala, discussed the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on residents of informal settlements during a panel discussion broadcast on NTV Kenya on April 28.
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