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

Students with CFK masks return to school in Kibera
Reflecting on School Reopening in Kenya
After a 10-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Kenya re-opened for all students on January 4, 2021. CFK is working with teachers and students to ensure they have the tools and knowledge needed to return to school safely.
Championing Child Development through Nutrition and Play
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Frankline Mwenda and his nutrition team have successfully cured and discharged 45 previously malnourished children during the pandemic. Now, they're continuing to respond to increased needs and expanding their impact in Kibera.
CFK Angaza Scholarship recipient Nancy Muga in Kibera
Securing More than a Scholarship
With her parents unable to financially support two children through secondary school, Nancy Muga had two options: wait for her brother to graduate or secure a scholarship for herself.