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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.


Providing a truly holistic approach to healthcare to people at all stages of life.

Education & Livelihoods

Offering educational and work readiness services to help people 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.


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

With your help, we’re
making an impact.




girls served by the
girls empowerment


children under five
reached with
nutritional services


youth served by sports and education programs


students received
high school

Numbers are based on cumulative impact data (2001-2019).

Stories of Progress.

The latest from CFK.

Expanding Impact While Staying True to the Mission
Board Treasurer, Francis Kibet, discusses how CFK furthered its mission while expanding its impact during 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. He believes that CFK's model and programs will only continue to grow.
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CFK young man making bone products
Addressing Youth Unemployment & Environmental Pollution
Victorious Craft Group employs youth to turn waste into valuable products. After connecting with CFK's Entrepreneurship & Economic Development program, they were able to hire more youth and increase their impact.
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CFK 2020 ORG Impact Award Finalist
CFK Named Finalist for 2020 .ORG Impact Awards
Carolina for Kibera (CFK) is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2020 .ORG Impact Awards. Winners will be announced during a 10-day event beginning November 30.
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