Breaking boundaries and expanding our impact beyond Kibera.

20th
ANNIVERSARY

Starting this year, we're expanding our services beyond Kibera for the first time.

STRATEGIC PLAN SNAPSHOT

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

Stories of Progress.

The latest from CFK.

COVID-19 vaccine distribution
CFK Pioneers COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy in Kiambu County
Despite the growing availability of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, significant disparities in access remain. CFK developed a tailored COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy in partnership with the Ministry of Health to improve delivery and promote vaccine acceptance in Kiambu County.
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Celebrating the Second Anniversary of our Tabitha Maternity Home
This year, we're celebrating the second anniversary of our Tabitha Maternity Home and marking one year of ambulance operations. Meet our ambulance driver, Nicholas Okumu.
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Celebrating 20 Years of Service
It all started with $26, an unlikely connection, and a commitment to service. Read about the origin of CFK as we celebrate our co-founder Tabitha's birth week.
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