Stories of Progress

  • CFK's Lencer in Kibera
    The Beginning of a Dream, Lencer’s Story
    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.
  • CFK' beneficiary Velma in Kibera
    To Enjoy the Pursuit of the Dream
    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.
  • CFK mother and child in Kibera
    Inspiring and Tenacious – These are the Mothers of Kibera
    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.
  • CFK Peacock Fellow Ashley Coleman in Kibera with Mercy
    #KaribuKenya – The True Spirit of Community Development
    Social work student, Ashley Coleman, joined CFK as a Peacock Fellow during the summer of 2018. She reflects on her experiences and what they taught her about community development.
  • CFK Peacock Fellow Anna Degrauw in Kibera
    Community Development is a Way of Life
    Anna Degrauw supported CFK's Binti Pamoja Centre during her time as a 2018 Peacock Fellow. She discusses what she learned about the "strength of the community in Kibera."
  • CFK Peacock Fellow Michelle Ikoma in Kibera
    Swapping My Stethoscope for Spreadsheets
    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.