Carolina for Kibera exists to develop local leaders, catalyze positive change, and alleviate poverty in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. We recognize that one solution does not fit all, and, through a model of participatory development, we work to combine public service with responsible public health research in Kibera and other informal settlements globally.
Honoring our history while staying locally led and operated.
Intentional programs designed for the whole person.
Recognizing and respecting that every path is different.
Tracking progress and creating change together.
Learning to inform responsible solutions.
We are an organization headquartered in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya and led by local Kenyan staff. We have an office in the United States focused on developing global research partnerships and engaging supporters.
Our holistic approach focuses on offering the best quality primary healthcare services and coordinated educational programs. Each program was developed in close partnership with the community to accurately assess needs and to develop relevant, impactful programs.
We are deeply committed to being an active community member and being the best we can be. We recognize that every path is different, so we strive to develop personalized programs to address a variety of needs and meet community members where they are.
We have a commitment to working collaboratively with other like-minded organizations to achieve maximum shared impact and avoid duplicating efforts. We’ve enjoyed a deep and long-standing affiliation with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Our staff in Kibera are focused on tracking progress and gaining vital feedback to continually improve upon our programs and provide the highest quality services possible. Long-standing research partnerships have led to tremendous research with the potential to inform work in informal settlements globally.