While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create new healthcare challenges and exacerbate existing ones, CFK staff are on the frontlines continuing to provide quality healthcare and support the Kibera community.
At CFK, we are taking action to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Kibera while continuing to maintain critical healthcare services. CFK Primary Healthcare Manager, Eddah Ogogo, summarizes CFK's response.
Emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic compound existing inequalities, and women and girls often suffer the most. CFK Partnerships Manager, Ann Kungu, discusses how CFK continues to support women and girls.
CFK Community Health Volunteers Clinic staff received training from the CDC are putting that training to work debunking myths and promoting positive hygiene education throughout the community during COVID-19.
Peter Opiyo found CFK in 2006 and became the first member of his family to graduate from university. He studied Civil Engineering and hopes to use his degree to "making Africa and ultimately the world a better place."
Lencer Akinyi Onyancha understands the reality of unemployment all too well. She shares her story of navigating Kibera as a mother and a mentor working toward her dream career as a Computer Technician.
Velma began her journey with CFK as a single mother with little family support and no career. Now, she feels that she is “finally on the path [she has] always wanted," after finding a job with a local insurance agency.
Motherhood can be filled with bliss, but it can also bring about traumatic consequences. Three mothers in Kibera share how they have overcome adversity for the betterment of themselves and their growing families.
As a first-year medical student, Michelle Ikoma supported CFK's nutrition team during her time as a Peacock Fellow in Kibera. She reflects on the importance of both business in medicine in the healthcare field.