Primary Healthcare Program Coordinator Eddah Ogogo spoke on VOA's Africa 54.

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In memory of Tim Philip Schwartz-Barcott.

LUX SIT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

A CFK-produced Kenyan cookbook supporting our nutrition work.

KARIBU
MEZANI

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.

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