COVID-19 Response: Girls Empowerment

Written by Hannah Bain

Emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic compound existing inequalities, and women and girls often suffer the most. During this difficult time, CFK is committed to continuing its support of women and girls in Kibera. We are carrying out our mentorship program over the phone and through WhatsApp group messages, delivering sanitary napkins and food, and continuing to provide essential sexual and reproductive health services 

Learn more from our Impact Manager, Ann Kungu, about how we are continuing to empower girls during this difficult time. 

Learn more about our COVID-19 Response

Stories of Progress

Managing Menstrual Hygiene & Addressing Menstrual Shame
Educating young people on proper menstrual hygiene management is the first step in addressing misinformation and menstrual shame. On this year's Menstrual Hygiene Day, CFK led open discussions with adolescent girls and young women and distributed critical sanitary products.
CFK Executive Director Hillary Omala on NTV Kenya
Hillary Omala Represents Informal Settlements on NTV Kenya Panel
CFK executive director, Hillary Omala, discussed the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on residents of informal settlements during a panel discussion broadcast on NTV Kenya on April 28.
CFK 20th Anniversary
Launching the CFK Alumni Network
As a part of celebrating the 20th anniversary of CFK, we are launching the first-ever CFK volunteer alumni network, led by Yaniv Barzilai, which will invite past volunteers to reconnect and reminisce on their time in Kibera.